Deanna Greens and Garden Art
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, me 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. Recently, we have revealed the rich, warm color of its original wood floor in living room. In December 2018 we opened our cottage to travelers for a few select weekends during the year using the Airbnb reservation venue.
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. You can also find me at local venues. Visit my page “Culinary Classes & Community Events” for more info.
In the spring/summer of 2022 I have added a page “Flock Together Mercantile”, which includes my email address to contact me if you are interested in a button journal or trinket box to help support my daughter with her medical needs.
In August of 2022 I have added a page “Deanna Writes”, which includes my latest bio, reads, published and unpublished writings.
This website started in 2011, a place to write 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. 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 currently 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 2022, we have decided to seek another plant lover who would be willing to take on the 1200-ft greenhouse at their own location. Dean and I have already moved some items out of the greenhouse and will start the teardown this autumn. Mixed emotions, but know it is time for a change as life’s priorities change. We will continue with growing at our cottage in St. Charles; therefore, this blog will continue to share similar posts as before.
Where the fun began in 2011!
Our pebble patio and rock garden built in 2020.
Anna Gall, Summer 2020