About the Messy Gardener

About the Messy Gardener

Hello! My name is Britteny Perry. I am a proud military wife, soon to be mother and the owner of one goofy dog named Athena. This blog is my personal effort to chronicle the crazy, beautiful mess that life can be and my efforts to live it as gracefully as possible. For more on why I started the Messy Gardener’s Pen you can check out my first post.

I started out working in plant nurseries. After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Mississippi State, I married a young officer in the air force and relocated to our current home in Hampton VA. I worked in two different nurseries before deciding to make a career change. I wanted to enjoy life and be passionate about my work, so I became a freelance writer. Writing for a living had always been a dream, which made it even more terrifying to reach for. But it was the only way to meld all my passions in life and gain the flexibility I needed, so I reached.

I write about gardening, house plants, life style, coffee, literature and more. When I’m not writing for myself or blogging, I enjoy helping small businesses or free-thinking individuals put words to their propositions, opportunities, and ideas. If you are interested in learning more about hiring a freelance writer to help with original and personable copywriting, check out the hire me page. If you have other questions, try the contact me page.