Lush plantings of pink cosmos now soften the fence. There is also an invisible trellis created by stringing fishing line along the doors and planting clematis to clamber up it. Sections of old, white picket fence complete the look and add charm.
Because spring can come late and fall may make an early appearance in her region, Sikorski included an antique cast-iron firebox. Filled with flame or sitting on its own, it makes a wonderful impression in the landscape.