The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

Vi, an Introduction

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Violet Fern was my grandmother’s name – “Vi” for short. I always loved her name and thought it so perfect a choice for the name of my garden, my dream garden store … hey, a blog! Somehow I have become an obsessive gardener. I cannot pinpoint exactly when. I watch my husband’s eyes glaze over when I begin to talk about gardening and my garden plans – again. I try to keep myself in check when friends and family (tentatively) bring up gardening in my presence. I know that I must meet and share my garden with only those as obsessed as I am (I know you’re out there), and spare everyone else. How can I do that? Hey, how about a blog!

Two years ago this month we moved into our home. Our yard is an L-shape and I was blessed (???) with a blank slate (as pictured). Oh, and a chain link fence – great. Although I do enjoy the neighboring mature trees, I have none of my own. What to plant? Where? Sun? Shade? Native? Wildlife value? Herb garden? Vegetable garden? Privacy? Texture? Blooms? Winter interest? Blah, blah, blah … These are my CONSTANT thoughts. So, this is my tale about my garden in the making.


Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

One thought on “Vi, an Introduction

  1. i was about to comment on how much i love your blog name and then i read this post on the origin. very cool.thanks so much for stopping by my blog. i'm really looking forward to reading about your garden adventures!

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