Rain and More Rain

I know April is supposed to be a rainy month — April showers and all — but I have projects to do. Outside.

I need the left section of fence to finish off the potage entrance.
I need the left section of fence to finish off the potage entrance.

I started painting the last piece of iron fence that goes at the front of the potager .

We started refurbishing the last piece of iron fence for the potager.
We started refurbishing the last piece of iron fence for the potager.

It needs at least another coat of navy spray paint.

A good base coat of Rustoleum's Rust Inhibitor (matte black) covered with navy blue enamel.
A good base coat of Rustoleum’s Rust Inhibitor (matte black) covered with navy blue enamel.

I reserve spray painting for outside.

We used an old piece of rebar cut into 2-foot lengths to support the fence.
We used an old piece of rebar cut into 2-foot lengths to support the fence.

Charlie needs to find the rebar that we had specially cut to secure this fence.  It must be around someplace.  I hope.

The iris blades are growing fast near the fence.
The iris blades are growing fast near the fence.

The irises are starting to break through the ground so I’d like to get this fence in place as soon as possible.

Purple iris flank the iron gate to the potager in May. (2015)
Purple iris flank the iron gate to the potager in May. (2015)

Won’t be long now until it looks like this again.

We're due for a bumper crop of lilacs this year.
We’re due for a bumper crop of lilacs this year.

Looking forward to lilacs this year also.

What’s growing in your garden?

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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.

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