We’re Not the First to Mow

By the time we mow our lawn the neighbors have already mowed theirs.

Violets in our yard spread like weeds.
Violets in our yard turn the green carpet purple violet for a few weeks..

But our yard is filled with violets in spring.

Tiny wild violets look great in a woodland setting but will take over a cultivated garden.
Tiny wild violets look great in a woodland setting but will take over a cultivated garden.

Even though they spread like weeds, having large patches of tiny purple flowers is luxurious.

Lilacs and violets in the foreground, spears of iris in the mid-ground, and dogwood near the cottage.
Lilacs and violets in the foreground, spears of iris in the mid-ground, and dogwood near the cottage.

This year the violets are underpinning the lilac bush at the back of the potager.

The lawn has had its first mowing this spring of 2015.
The lawn has had its first mowing this spring of 2015.

After the grass is cut the yard looks much neater but the violets are mostly gone for another year.

What chore do you pout off as long as possible?

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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.

2 thoughts on “We’re Not the First to Mow”

    1. I have separated the white ones into the front border since they’re not nearly as aggressive as the purple ones. Jo

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