This Rainy Day

Yesterday was a beautiful soaking rain.

The Koroneiki Greek olive tree in its new pot.
The Koroneiki Greek olive tree in its new pot.

I got one thing accomplished: I planted one olive tree — 2 yet to be planted.

Purple iris flank the iron gate to the pota.ger in May
Purple iris flank the iron gate to the potager in May

Due to the alternating rainy and sunny days the garden is really beautiful now.

The Japanese iris will need to be divided this year after they bloom.
The Siberian iris will need to be divided this year after they bloom.

The dogwoods have lost their flowers but the iris (especially my purple ones) are out in force at the entrance to the potager.

Unfortunately one of my twin boxwoods flanking the potager gate has died.
Unfortunately one of my twin boxwoods flanking the potager gate has died.

Try as I might by changing the camera settings the deep purple of the iris still looks blue in the photos.

The lamb's ear (stachys) are lush and prevent digging in an area of underground wires.
The lamb’s ear (stachys) are lush and prevent digging in an area of underground wires.

My next caper will be to get some furniture on the side porch.

This is a totally unacceptable welcoming spot.
This is a totally unacceptable welcoming spot.

It’s been in a shambles ever since my old car went on the fritz.

The planters with the smaller Spanish olive trees might flank the garden once transplanted.
The planters with the smaller Spanish olive trees might flank the garden once transplanted.

I hope tomorrow is a get-‘er-done day.

What’s your favorite flower color? (Mine is white.)

Advertisements

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.

4 thoughts on “This Rainy Day”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s