Rehabbing the Children’s Garden

Back in 2013 Charlie and I created a garden in the woods near the Wee Little House.

The Children’s Garden in 2013.

We called it the “Children’s Garden“.

In 2015 we neatened this area up a bit but it was very needy.

In 2015 it was starting to fill in.

The overgrown Children’s Garden in 2017.

This year it was a mess of wild raspberry brambles, weed trees, and grape vines. The stump that had been in the center of the space had disintegrated.


Since the lady from the Cottage enjoys working in the year, when she realized this had been a cultivated area she was all over it.

Now the shed is visible from the upper part of the yard.

In 3 days the weeds and vines were under control again.

I suggested the periwinkle groundcover under the trees could be mowed. It will come back.

Since this area is visible from the master suite deck I’m really happy with its manicured appearance.

Do you like pulling weeds or painting?


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.

2 thoughts on “Rehabbing the Children’s Garden”

  1. I think your cottage tenant deserves a name, even if it’s just an alias. She sure does a lot to improve the place! You’re lucky to have her there.
    We have beautiful soil here in the valley, and most weeds pull out easily. So why do I still have so many?

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