A Little Yard Clean-up

My friend who lives across the driveway loves working in the yard.

The entrance to the potager always needs weeding and neatening.
The front of the potager has been planted with herbs and the lamb’s ear has been thinned.

It makes her happy to pull weeds and cut grass.

Charlie planted a nice row of sunflowers on the side of the house just for me.
The sunflowers have sprouted and the whole area has been weeded.

Charlie planted a double row of sunflowers for me and now they have been weeded.  We’re just waiting for the plants to grow and possibly we’ll do some thinning.

A Spanish olive on the left, Greek olive on the right.

We’ve also moved 2 of the olive trees to the side porch entrance just off the driveway.

The Koroneiki olive tree has shed all its leaves.

I almost killed the Greek tree by putting it outside too early this year.  It lost all its leaves.

The tiny leaves have made me hopeful that this tree will live.

However, just the other day, I noticed some tiny leaved were growing on some of the limbs. Maybe it will come back.

The west yard has greened up considerably in the last week.

The rest of the yard has no problem growing foliage.

What’s your favorite bedding flower?


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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