The Violet Fern

Creating Art & Gardens


New Visitor!

Imagine my joy at seeing this beauty grace my garden just now …


This is not just any Swallowtail, but a Giant Swallowtail! Particularly attracted to native Phlox Maculata or Meadow Phlox (Wild Sweet William).Welcome!

I was cutting some Collards and herbs and the garden for breakfast/brunch, confirmation on how we need to reconnect to Earth and cooking our own food as Robbie of Palm Rae Urban Potager so eloquently explains in her latest post. Oh, the joy to be had when you grow your own!