The Pink Garden

The west yard has become overgrown in the past few years.

The west exposure of The Glade in May.

We’ve had to remove a huge dead oak tree the stump of which is now covered with vines — Virginia creeper, grapevine, and honeysuckle.  We’ll sort it out.

In the mean time some of the perennial flowers have begun to bloom.

Simple sweet pink roses.

There’s a little pink rosebush that always seems to put out a bloom or two.

In addition to the peonies we also have giant leafed hosta.

There are also large and gaudy deep pink peonies.

This bloom is about 6 inches across.

I’d love to take them in the house except they look so great in the yard.

Tiger lilies grown wild and freely spread in our neighborhood.

The next chore in this area is to dig up the orange ditch lilies that spread too easily.


The beautiful flowers make the upkeep worth the work.

What’s your weedy nemesis?


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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