The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

What’s Blooming


It’s close to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day which happens on the 15th of each month, and in which I used to participate religiously but honestly, I am so not a scheduled person. Sure, I like to plan and have a loose set of goals because how else does one get things done? But tell me I have to be somewhere at a certain time and immediately the anxiety level rises. Maybe it’s PTSD from working in a cube for so many years? I just don’t like to be boxed in. I work along these lines: I need this and this done by this date. Okay! Anyway, I got the urge to capture Spring. There’s much happening in the garden in spite of the cold and rain and yes, even snow these past few days. Then I thought, why wait for GBBD? Why not just capture what’s blooming in the garden when I feel like it? So, here you have it, what’s blooming in the Violet Fern Garden right now.


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Author: Kathy Sturr

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

2 thoughts on “What’s Blooming

  1. Wow, I’ve never seen ’em this color! Gorgeous!

    • There are so many kinds now! It surprises me that I have this color but I tend to buy “variety packs” with staggering bloom times. One really can’t go wrong! These are most likely from Bluestone Perennials.

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