Sunday, June 24, 2012

From the Desk of Susan and Bentley ~ Garden Rooms

I was over at my Mom's house yesterday helping her create a new 
garden room.  We both love to decorate spaces outside the house to sit and
relax and reflect.  Mom likes an Asian influence, so we have been working
on this little spot off of her patio.

It's next to this pergola.  That crabapple tree was beautiful this spring.

This area is still a work in progress but we are having so much fun
putting this together.  Whether it's inside or outside ~ the two of us
just love to decorate!

While working on this area we are also working on an adjoining garden
living room.  Every day Mom keeps coming up with a new idea.  I'm 
having a hard time keeping up with her.  I was so tired last night I fell
asleep just after 8 pm.  Where does she get all of her energy?  She was
just diagnosed with congestive heart failure in April.  She has been 
following her doctor's orders and faithfully doing all of the exercises 
prescribed by the physical therapist and now she's just a whirlwind!  I do
wonder what she'll come up with next.

Right Bentley?  Your grandma keeps us busy doesn't she?

Susan and Bentley


  1. Looks like you have been busy. The garden is lovely.

  2. The garden is looking lovely! I had a neighbor like that - at 80 she could run circles around me :)

  3. God bless her! And, God bless you, too. It sounds like fun, and it is looking beautiful.♥

  4. What an inspiration your Mom is!! What a wonderful daughter you are to share in the work and creativity of her garden.

  5. My parents are like that, too-they seem to have way more energy than I do :) The garden room looks beautiful! That's so special that you're working on it together.

  6. My mom and I are the same way....always decorating! It's so great to be able to spend time together doing things that we both love. Happy for you and your mom and I wish her the best of luck with her health.

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  7. Good for your mom taking such good care of herself! Wishing her the best. Her yard is amazing.

  8. I love the oriental rooms and gardens, they are so serene and inviting to just relax and your parents' are coming out beautifully with your help! Yeah, my daughters seem to think I don't stop!! They're very young and sometimes they think they're to tired, lol..I can understand kids, waiking up early to take them to school and working, yep, lots of hard work! I didn't really stop when the girls were young either, it's just how you are, heheheee...

  9. What a sweet garden! I love the mix of rock, it's such a pretty effect. Have a great weekend Susan! xo, Andrea

  10. I love pergolas! The garden room is coming along nicely. Eventually I hope to have garden rooms in my own yard. I just love being out in nature particularly in the Spring and Autumn when the weather is comfortable. :)

  11. So beautiful. All the best to your mother.

  12. your room is going to be beautiful- always inspiring here!


  13. How wonderful to be able to decorate and enjoy spaces with your mom and Bentley.

  14. My 87 year old mother is still running circles around the rest of us :)

  15. I am so glad your mom is doing well and you are both enjoying working in the garden. One of life's most wonderful of pleasures.

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  17. So glad your mom is so full of energy...and I love her gardens...the pergola is so pretty. I want one in the worst way but we have too many projects on the list. Maybe NEXT summer. :)
    Enjoy the time with your mom.
    xo bj

  18. What a lovely lovely space. What fun you must be having to be able to decorate with your mother. Thanks for visiting and I am following you too!

  19. It's so nice to hear that you are enjoying time with your mom and that she is up and about and sharing the joy in decorating with you. Such a lovely and serene outdoor space you have created together,feels so relaxing to visit your mom's garden! I love that view of the pergola with the crab apple lovely! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy

  20. I love garden rooms and Asian influence. You and your Mom are doing such a grand job in her garden. Glad she is doing better and keeping you busy!!! Hugs to you and Bentley!


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