Deanna Greens and Garden Art

Greenhouse/Screenhouse April 2020

In July 2017 a new page had been added to this site, a blog called Woman Warrior.  This is birthed from the need for women, myself included to continue in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual battles knowing victory is ours.

In August 2018 another new page was created, Deanna’s Cottage.  Writings and musings of our newly purchased 4-room house in historic St. Charles, Missouri will be found here.  It is on the preservation list for our neighborhood, The Commons. Built in 1941 during the WWII, this charming home has all the original woodwork, trim, doors, and flooring.  We have 2 rooms to still reveal its original wood floors.  In December 2018 we opened our cottage to travelers for a select 7 festival weekends during the year using the Airbnb reservation venue.  Due to COVID-19 we are not having guests at our cottage until further notice.  Many projects have been accomplished with our free weekends, with more to come.

In March 2021 I started teaching culinary classes at St. Charles Community College Continuing Education in their new facility located in Dardenne Prairie. I teach children and adults with camps planned in the summer.

Anna Gall
March 2021

This website is about how plants, the arts, people, animals, nature, weather, life, and death are in relation to you and I … We all are connected to the same earth. Perennials, herbs, vegetables, and flowers are my joy and stress-relief.  Ever evolving, Deanna Greens and Garden Art aims to repurpose materials, grow edible & adorable plants using organic & sustainable methods, create art in the process, be kind to the earth & its critters, and take advantage of those teachable moments with the community around us.  Our greenhouse structure is housed on Boone Hollow Farm near Defiance in the beautiful Boone region, the beginnings of Missouri’s wine country.  It is solely solar, no electric, so it is usable 8 – 9 months out of the year in Missouri.  In 2021, we will grow organic garden greens and herbs as well as grow flowers to attract pollinators.  Also, my husband and I may venture into growing gourds, which need 180 days minimum of frost-free days. The birdhouse gourds are adorable, and make a nice canvas to paint and craft besides being a suitable house for our songbirds.

Greenhouse @ Boone Hollow Farm

Where the fun began in 2011!

Deanna’s Cottage

Our pebble patio and rock garden built in 2020.

Volunteer Bloggist

Anna Gall, Summer 2020

23 responses »

  1. Thank you so much for following my blog, and for all the likes and comments! My stepson’s girlfriend lives near St. Louis; I’ll suggest that she look for you at farmers’ markets.

    Happy new year,

    • We will be at the Clayton Farmer’s Market this winter. Come late spring we will be at the Ferguson Market, and deciding between the Clayton & the O’Fallon Markets. Can only be 2 places with 2 of us! I welcome your kin. Please have her look me up.
      I was the follower who asked you about Richmond. Is it a good city to live in? Cost of living good? Housing? Farmer’s markets? Sustainable agriculture in and around Richmond? Still considering a position there that is similar to what I do in St. Louis, but need a pay raise after 4 years of pay freezes in St. Louis County. And I feel a need for a fresh start as a “midlife second wife” in a new setting for both of us “together”.

  2. Anna, I am so proud of your work,, and all that your doing,, you are truly amazing my friend!! I wish you and Dean all the best!!!!

  3. Beth, thank you! We are tight on time and resources, but make do. Life is too short not to do the things that are important and fulfilling. Blessings always!

      • Um. Well, it is involved, so pay close attention!
        1. Save the image (the orange daisy) to your computer. Do this by:
        a. Right click on it
        b. Select “save picture as . . .” which should send it directly to your photo-managing section of your computer.
        2. Get the image onto your WordPress photo archive by:
        a. Go to dashboard
        b. Select media button about halfway down side of side toolbar on dashboard.
        c. Use the window that opens to browse and upload the orange daisy picuture, just as you would any photo for your blog., except do not publish.
        d. At the bottom of this window should be a url for the photo. Copy it.
        3. On dashboard,select “widget” section of the “Appearance” tool on toolbar along left side of dashboard. Drag the “image” widgetover to the sidebar area, I would think along the right side.
        4. Open the image widget by clicking on tiny arrow/triangle. Find the slot for the image url, and paste the url you copied right there.
        5. Indicate size by filling in width and height window. I suggest 175 x 175, for a trial size.
        7. SAVE!!!!
        8. Close widget window and check your site to see if the daisy now appears in the sidebar. If it is too large, go back and try 150 x 150.
        9. SAVE!!!! Check again.
        Then follow the steps, thanking with link, answering the questions, and awarding to others with links. To get the image into the body of the post, just get it off your computer, as if it were a photo, and insert into the post. This is the best way for others to get their own copies of it.

        There. Hope this helps. 🙂 Kathy

  4. There should be a place on your site where I can click and open a window that takes my email info. After that, all your posts will come to my email inbox. I mean, every time you post anything here, I will get it in my email inbox, so I will know and can come over here to reply. Do you have such a button on your site?

  5. Hi, I love your blog!! I am holding a Fall Festival at my church in Warrenton, Mo; Nov 2, 2013 and think your items would be awesome to have there…I don’t know if you go and display your items other than farmers markets, but if you are interested I can give you all the info you need. Again. love the blog!!

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