Garden & Outdoor Space

This outdoor space is quite inviting.  A wonderful spot to do nothing… maybe a little reading, drinking or napping. At night, it’s a cozy place to sit by the fire and roast a few marshmallows.

V&R garden - fire pit  the outdoor gathering place

V&R garden fire pit 2the fire pit

Vern & Ruthie garden


Vern & Ruthie's garden


Vern & Ruthie's garden


Vern & Ruthie's garden

flowers along the garden borders


V&R garden 7the swing at the garden shed with the view of the creek below

Vern, a retired teacher and Ruthie, an interior designer have worked tirelessly transforming their outdoor space from grass and overgrown rhododendrons to a place of entertainment and relaxation. They kept the color pallet simple, using mainly white and shades of green and mixing in other plants and flowers.  For more inspirations and ideas, you can follow Ruthie on Pinterest.

Thank you Vern & Ruthie Cook for sharing your garden with us.


posted by Kay

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5 Responses to Garden & Outdoor Space

  1. Beth Neleson September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Great job~Absolutely love the website! You are both an amazing source of inspiration for me.

    Miss you and the kids and truly hope we can connect soon.

    • Bill & Kay September 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      Hi Beth!
      Thanks so much for visiting our site. We have really enjoyed it. Glad you like it. Yes, we need to see you all soon.

  2. Linda Torgeson July 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Another lovely post, Kay! Ruthie and Vern have done a fabulous job with their property, and you’ve showcased it beautifully! I so admire your marvelous talents!!

    • Swan July 16, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Their garden is even more beautiful this year. I will have to update this post with new pictures.


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