On the Outside

East View of The Glade

Here is a layout of our property known as The Glade.  (Double click the picture to enlarge and read labels.)

Layout of The Glade

The whole thing is about two-thirds of an acre.  The house sits towards the front and the rest is garden, grass or woods. Note the desperate need of landscaping from the street view which used to be hidden by a fence.

Street view of The Glade

In the spring the trees and azaleas bloom profusely followed closely by iris and day lilies.

East Side Yard

Looking at the house from the east side yard are some bushes, trees and groundcover that will be removed or repositioned after the renovation.

East side of House and garden

I have a lilac bush which is green and lush but only puts out a few blossoms. The daffodils and primroses are almost gone.


In addition to the house the stationary structures include Glade Cottage.

Glade Cottage

The Wee Little House (shed)

Wee Little House in Morning Light

and the Woodshed.


Sort of semi-permanent are the vegetable garden

Vegetable Garden Layout in the Landscape

and the compost bins.

Double Compost Bins

In a couple of weeks we’ll add a rain barrel to that list. In the photo below you can easily see the shed but the compost bins are hidden under the trees.

Back Yard with shed and compost bins

Looking back toward the house is the eyesore of our heating oil tank which really needs some camouflage.  I have always meant to at least paint it to match the house but only got as far as the primer coat which looks like rust. Ugh. This view is from deep in the back yard.

House (left) Cottage (right)

Back in the west side yard we’re working on a shade perennial garden. This is the part of the property you see as you approach the house from the street.

West Yard Shade Garden

And another view.

Shade Garden viewed from the West

And that is the comprehensive tour of outside of The Glade.  We are really set in a clearing in the woods which, I believe, is the very definition of “glade”. Thanks for taking the tour.

Have you appreciated your yard lately?  Share a few photos, it’s lovlier than you remember.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “On the Outside”

  1. I love love your property! The Glade Cottage, the shed at dusk and little house bathed in morning light–truly delightful! Thanks for bringing me here by participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday. I’ve truly enjoyed my visit here. And I shall come back again real soon.


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