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, 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.
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 again grow organic garden greens and herbs. We may adopt another plot on the farm to 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.
Where the fun began in 2011!
Our pebble patio and rock garden built in 2020.
Anna Gall, Summer 2020