Weeding the Potager Entrance

The front of the potager was fairly overgrown and the end of last summer and stayed that way over the winter.

The day after a big rain when the ground was nice and moist Charlie decided to weed the herbal section of the potager.

Iris have filled in a lot since first planting them in 2012 .

This is not the raised bed part of the garden, instead it’s an area where he tolerates flowers.

Almost everything was cleared out except the swordlike leaves of the iris and the lamb’s ear.

Over time it becomes overgrown and needs major pulling of weeds and dead stalks.

More cleaning is necessary. The pile of brown debris is all from this small area.

Usually we plant herbs in front of the iron fence.  This year it will be parsley, lavender, and basil.

Do you have a favorite herb?


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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