The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

Gimme Shelter


Since we converted our garage into an office, I needed some place to store garden tools, bird seed and well, a lawn mower – which I am slowly trying to eliminate the need for. Here it is, my little shed! Custom built by my husband and modeled after the Amish sheds on a nearby farm. We’ve added a window box for, well more flowers, of course. Anyway, it will become part of the garden “structure,” “an architectural element.” It doesn’t have a hot tub or wood stove, but it does have a nice potting bench built inside. I keep adding little odds and ends – fun! It was placed here to face the future “potager” kitchen garden. Oh, and Mrs. Robin seemed to like it, too.


Author: Kathy Sturr

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

4 thoughts on “Gimme Shelter

  1. That's a darling shed! You can do a little landscaping, maybe add a little porch, and have a great get-away. I want one, too.

  2. I like that you made your shed to be a pretty addition to your garden. I am impressed that your husband made it himself.I think that the bird's nest was a sort of "christening" for it.

  3. Something like that would help an unorganized person like me. How cool. I like the pictures you have of it getting built. Very creative!Rosey

  4. I love your garden shedIt will be a joy to work in that's for surevickie

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