Amy Renea
I am a freelance writer and photographer based out of Hershey, PA. I am always building and adjusting my garden - Stonecrest. My first book, Crafting With Nature, is now available on and Barnes and and will be available at Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble, ibooks, Indie-Bound, Indigo,
The Book Depository and other fine booksellers. (Release Date 3-22-16) My photography and design work has been featured on a variety of outlets including the Nate Berkus show, Garden Design Magazine, Zest Magazine, Hobby Farm Home,,, Fine, Design*sponge, Apartment Therapy and more. I blog about design, food, photography and the occasional personal insight over at 'A Nest for All Seasons' -- come say Hello!

Certifications and Awards
Best of Houzz 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Better Homes and Gardens, Reader's Choice Garden Blog
Apartment Therapy Design Board Grand Prize Winner
Contact: Amy Renea
Location: Hershey, PA
Commented: Can I use my old garage door to make a chicken coop or a shed? I am not a builder or fabricator, but it sounds interesting!! I would talk to someone local that might do that type of work for a quote and then decide whether it is something you could DIY or whethe...
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Commented: Where did you find a chalkboard like that? I believe it is an antique the homeowner found and purchased. You can find Darlene at Fieldstone Hill Blog.
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Commented: What is that your growing? I am not sure of the exact variety, as this was in a garden tour I photographed -- but is some looseleaf and was photographed in mid-summer. Sorry I don't have a better answer than that! :)
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Commented: What plant is this? Dogwood! I don't know the exact variety, but it was a bright lime color, found at Longwood Gardens as a hedge. 'Garden Glow' perhaps?
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Commented: where can I buy a drying rack like this? Hi Ronn, we made our dehydrator with spare wood and glass...racks are small pieces of wood and bulk screening material.
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Commented: Cacti If I remember correctly, I believe that this was just baby sedum 'Autumn Joy' in early gets a lot bigger and taller on stems as the season progresses.
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Amy Renea now has a photo featured in a story: The Psychology of Ageing Well... or How to Be Happy Into Old Age
Amy Renea now has a photo featured in a story: A Beginner's Guide: How to Grow an Organic Garden
Amy Renea now has a photo featured in a story: How to Grow a Herb Garden