A passion for birds, a love of flowers, years of work, and endless hours of care come together in Nancy Darnell’s treasured garden. Together, she and her husband Donley have created quite a spread that surrounds their home in every direction. While one corner of the yard features an apple tree, another houses a giant spruce, followed by a prosperous vegetable garden that is flanked by cottonwoods. While the landscape and its abundance catch the eye, Nancy’s stories about the property touch the soul and truly show the heart in her work.
“A lot of the plants I have usually have a story. I’ve gotten them from various friends and family over the years,” said Darnell. “It’s fun to remember the stories of the trees,” she added.