This week is Garden Week! Charlene has been participating in Garden Week for the past ten years and wouldn't have missed it for anything. The Alexandria Garden Tour was on Saturday, April 22nd and featured the homes of three of Charlene's clients.

Two of the homes featured on the 2017 Alexandria Garden Week tour. The home on the right belongs to one of Charlene's clients!

Two of the homes featured on the 2017 Alexandria Garden Week tour. The home on the right belongs to one of Charlene's clients!

One of her favorites was her client Leslie Arail's home. Charlene loved everything about it-- it was tastefully done, the perfect size, stunning, great for entertaining, and had beautiful gardens. To quote Charlene, "love love love!" 

Fred Lowther, another of Charlene's clients, was also featured on the tour. His home was more formal than Leslie's but just as beautiful!

Charlene has been an avid gardener her whole life. From growing herbs for cooking to making floral arrangements to attending garden weeks, she does it all! Charlene is also obsessed with wood! Charlene in the midst of building and landscaping for a bed and breakfast called Gray Farm. She loves getting wood from the trees in Pennsylvania; she even owns her own wood splitter! The next time you come into our location in Old Town, look around and you will see tons of slices and pieces of wood that Charlene uses for the Charlene Experience. She uses cherry wood for smoking meat, white birch for props for events, and is currently working on turning back walnut wood into cheese boards!

Check out some of the things Charlene has been working on at Gray Farm lately:

Planter full of succulents made out of a chopped down tree.

Planter full of succulents made out of a chopped down tree.

Lovely garden herbs!

Lovely garden herbs!

The black walnut that is currently being turned into cheese boards.

The black walnut that is currently being turned into cheese boards.

Rock wall with succulents.

Rock wall with succulents.

Walkway at Gray Farm with moss and stones.

Walkway at Gray Farm with moss and stones.

If you're interested in seeing more of the lovely Gray Farm and staying updated on its progress as building continues, check out Charlene's Pinterest board just for Gray Farm: http://pin.it/gbbr-vc