Hi! I’m Dana of Mom in the Garden. I usually hear “mom!” or “mommy!” a few times during the day, and that is O.K. by me. But when I get some free time, I enjoy spending it in our yard. We moved to our home here in Ireland in 2010. It’s only a mile from our village, but being completely surrounded by fields pretty much classifies it as living in the country in my mind. The fun part for us is that there really wasn’t anything planted in the garden when we moved here. So it’s like a blank slate. We have no intention of rushing to finish a “look”, but are enjoying the planning stages, and small steps approach. It’s really all new to us, but I’m diving in with full enthusiasm! I hope you’ll enjoy seeing our projects and our progress.
… I’ve also added a post with a little more detail about myself. Here is the link: https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/mom-in-the-garden-is/.
When time allows and I’m not able to be in the garden, I also like crocheting. I’ll occasionally post about different crochet projects, too.
Thank you for visiting!
Fantastic Dana! I look forward to seeing your garden grow 🙂
Hey! Congrats on the blog. Hopefully it will contain amazing organic choices for all to try. You are a teacher and I am looking forward to learning more about this subject matter.
Thank you Kathleen!
Looks great!! Can’t wait to see how your garden grows!
Awesome blog. I will follow for your next posts but also so I can come back and finish reading. Keep up the good life!
Thank you so much Belmont Rooster! I hope you continue to enjoy my gardening adventures! Dana
Amazing! I am so jealous of your garden and the country. I can’t wait until I have a full and blooming garden, for now I am confined to pots on a concrete patio. I would also like to nominate you for the Liebster Award, which you can read more about it here http://chellieflores.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/liebster-award/
Hi Chellie! Thank you for the lovely complement and nomination! That is very kind of you. Dana
Hi Dana! You’ve been quiet, just checking in. Hope all is well!
Hi Michele, Oh my goodness life has just swept me up and taken me for a bit of a spin! Thanks so much for the kind note. I am well, and I think that this week I will finally be able to get back to blogging. I’ve missed so much! Thanks again for checking in! Xx Dana
I learnt to make lavender wands from your blog about 4 years ago now. However, I have never managed to get my head – or hands! – round the beautiful way you finish them, having been inspired by Rob.
This morning I got up at 5 o’clock to harvest the first bunches of L. Grosso and L. Olympia and I have just finished the first wand so revisited your blog. Just can’t do it :((
I wanted to ask you a huge favour and see if you might be prepared to make a very short video demonstrating your technique? Having seen a wand finished à-la-Robb, other ones just don’t look a patch on that finish.
(from Netherlands but living in UK)
I wasn’t sure if I’d videoed the handle making part, but I did! You can watch the third video in this blog post:
I hope that will be helpful to you. Let me know how you get on! 🙂
Hi Ingrid, I’m so glad you like making the lavender wands! Your note is timely, as I was just looking at my lavender today and thinking that the timing is perfect to make wands. I will do my best to make a video, with a focus on the finishing technique. I will try to do that this weekend. Thanks for the nudge! 🙂