Gardening, Cooking, and Entertaining Inspiration and How-To
Welcome to your source of gardening, cooking, and entertaining inspiration – Home Garden Joy!
My name is Jeanne Grunert and I moved to rural Virginia from the New York City area in 2007. I started Home Garden Joy in 2007 to chronicle my journey from stressed-out marketing executive to home-based writer and marketing consultant. Since then, I’ve discovered a passion for cooking, entertaining, and the joys of rural living.
I’ve always been a gardener and grew vegetables and flowers in a small urban backyard and container garden in New York. In Virginia, I’m able to grow a large organic fruit orchard, raised vegetable garden beds, flowers, and herbs on my small hobby farm. I’m a certified Virginia Master Gardener as well as the Ask the Expert columnist for Virginia Gardener magazine, and a book author.
Together with my husband of over 20 years, John, we have grown a life rather than simply making a living. We enjoy gardening, hiking, and exploring Virginia’s beautiful countryside.
Pour yourself a cup of whatever you enjoy. Sit back. Relax with Home Garden Joy, your source for all things gardening, home, and lifestyle inspiration!
Explore Home Garden Joy
- Our free Gardening Guides section includes monthly home garden tips, guides to composting and seed starting, and ideas for butterfly gardens and more.
- The blog offers over 1,000 gardening and country living articles, recipes, and more to inspire you.
- My books, available on Amazon, help you learn specific gardening techniques or cover topics in depth.
- We have an active community for Christian Herbalists on Facebook if you are interested in natural health.