Hi my name is Donna and I’m a 56 year old gardener in central NY State near Oneida Lake. My day job has been in public education for 34 years, but my passion lies in all types of gardening. I have loved digging in the soil since I was little, but only really became addicted to gardening for the last 30 years. My journey through life has been enriched and influenced by my gardening experiences.
This year I have embarked on a new journey with retirement.
This blog is about discovering my life and soul through lessons learned in the garden. I love including many introspective posts within the gardening context. I also love to write poetry and include it in many posts.
Currently I garden in zone 5b. My style ranges from English to cottage, and most recently I have been redoing my garden over to garden for wildlife with native plants. We have many types of gardens from vegetable gardens to rain gardens, xeric, shady, a meadow we created from seed and a pond we had constructed for us. Recently I have had folks ask me to design gardens for them. So I will be embarking on a new venture and business that will be rolled out soon.
I hope you enjoy your visit here to my gardens, and feel free to return as many times as you like. And I love interacting with my readers so don’t feel shy and leave a comment or two. I learn so much from all of you!!