Gardening is a Slow Process

Charlie has started dismantling the garden so he can build it up again.

We’re planning to use the same iron fence at the front of the garden.

It used to look like the above photo.

The garden is being totally redesigned.

In progress, slow progress, the fence has been dismantled.

Sug has moved most of the iris that flanked the garden gate.
During the take down.

Baby steps.

Do you prefer taking down or building up?

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 “Gardening is a Slow Process”

  1. I like both but sometimes it takes me a while to get down to it. That just gives my subconscious to really think about the new plan in case I need to make adjustments. I have several groupings of those iris and one of these days I’m going to divide them and plant some in a meandering line to hopefully look like a stream of blue. Or something like that. Preferably where there’s enough space so they can multiply as much as they like.

  2. This looks like a fun project. At least the results will be fun … the demolition is a lot of work! Are you going to move the firepit closer to the house?

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