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Welcome to my garden!

I’m so glad you could join me.

Pull up a chair while I introduce you to the delights of HOME GARDEN JOY…

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Jeanne Grunert, and I am a freelance writer, gardening magazine columnist, garden book author and novelist.

In 2007, I did what my family and friends said was impossible. I quit my job as a marketing executive with a global publishing giant. I packed up my Long Island, New York home. I moved onto our 17-acre farm in Virginia. I began to write about my transition from stressed-out New York City executive to life weeding and writing in rural Virginia.

Over the years, Home Garden Joy emerged as a unique space online for me to share my garden writing, inspirational writing, and updates on my books and other publishing endeavors. A community of like-minded gardening novices was born.

I am now in our 9th year of publishing Home Garden Joy. The blog was voted one of the top 100 best gardening blogs of the internet. My garden was recently featured in Virginia Gardener magazine. My book, Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden, is regularly cited as one of the best introductory guides to raised bed gardening.

And it all started with this little blog, a patch of clay soil in Virginia, and a dream.

If I can do it, you can, too. My goal in these pages is to encourage, inspire, and educate people who want to garden in the best tips, techniques and information I can find.

So happy gardening. KEEP GROWING! Welcome to Home Garden Joy!

Jeanne and Pierre
With Pierre, one of the six cats at Seven Oaks Farm, where Home Garden Joy was born.


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