It took about 2 years but we finally have drapes on the front windows. Not sure how often we will really need to close them but we can and it gives the living room and dining room a more finished look.
In the garden, the mums are looking great. Covered in buds. No flowers yet but by next weekend there should be and that will give us that nice fall look for many weeks to come. I sprayed the tree nursery and the bee balm with fungicide again. The Washington Hawthorns are looking better but the bee balm in the back garden looks like it was under attack by powdery mildew so hopefully this will help it recover.