Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Female Eastern Tiger Butterfly

This female eastern tiger swallowtail was feasting on the butterfly bush in the secret garden this afternoon. I saw a male yesterday. Below is a picture of the garden today, and next to it is the blank slate taken last summer. A lot has gone on in a year.

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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