Charlie’s Garden, Spring, 2017

Gardening is Charlie’s main hobby.

The garden in July, 2016.

He helps with other projects around the house but really his passion is the vegetable garden.

I’m hoping the sunflowers will look like this when then start to grow.

Recently he is willing to plant some flowers if I beg him.  This year he has planted a double row of sunflowers (Lemon Queen and Italian White) just outside the kitchen window along the wall of the house and another double row to the east of his vegetable squares.

The greenhouse gets very warm on a sunny day.

This year we have a greenhouse in the garden so Charlie started cucumber seeds in the greenhouse. To the left of the greenhouse is a freeform area filled with Pink Beauty radishes.

Cucumbers fill #6.

He planted cucumbers in Square #6. Square #5 has SunGold tomatoes and #12 has orange peppers.

I like that the garden seen from the house, the Cottage, the yard and the road looks neat.

The area in front of the iron fence next to the driveway has basil, lavender, parsley, salvia East Friesland, lamb’s ear and purple iris. Lilacs are blooming the edge of the iron fence and also at the back downhill corner of the greenhouse. The fragrance is intoxicating and attracting beautiful butterflies.

What’s growing? (We also have poison ivy, wild grapevine, Virginia creeper, and honeysuckle just to name a few of the invasive weeds we’d like to get rid of.)


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.

6 thoughts on “Charlie’s Garden, Spring, 2017”

    1. These radishes are so beautiful that we even enjoy the greens. Their nemesis, however, is slugs which Charlie controls by surrounding the radish bed with sand. Jo

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