head shotHi 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!!

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