I couldn't be happier with the way the gardens are coming along. Seems like whatever we plant takes off. We measured for brick for all the front yard sidewalks. Looks like a couple of skids at least and we did the measurements for the front step rework as well.
The side yard is becoming a cool oasis with the pond and hostas and I look foward to having brunch on the patio.
I was able to get back to stencilling this week and managed to get the frieze work partially done over the weekend. Still more to do Its a long drawn out process but hey, wont have to do it again for another hundred years! In case anyone is overly ambitious, the historic stencil set is available from our online store:
Despite the heat of summer I think we will begin the stripping of the last of the siding off the west wall so we can get that side of the house completed.