Working on the Garden Plan

Charlie doesn’t want to let next summer’s garden get a late start so we’ve begun to work on a new plan on paper.

The circle denotes the fire pit.

I suggested that my method for design relies on a certain amount “measuring by eye”.  Charlie could not understand that until I quickly sketched it out.

We’re using some iron railing removed from the back porch (which has since become the conservatory) as an entrance to the potager.

I asked him to first move the iron fence nearer to the driveway — 2 feet back from the border.

Something along these lines should work.

Then we will stake out a fence, by eye, to include the greenhouse within its perimeter.  Charlie was excited by this notion.

The fire pit is easily dismantled and moved.

Of course it might mean that the fire pit will have to be relocated.

Are you a measurer or an eyer?

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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