My Great Outdoors: Sue's Summer Kitchen Garden

My Great Outdoors: Sue's Summer Kitchen Garden

Faith Durand
Jun 29, 2009

Name: Sue
Location: Vancouver, BC
Type of space: Garden
Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: We share a home with my 90 year old Father-in-Law. We live in the basement and so when Summer comes I am DYING to get outside from the dark space.

We have a huge garden...and have many "rooms in it. At the entrance to the back yard is a small patio where we BBQ followed by a lush and green planted area with a water pump feature I carried back from Ireland in my suitcase :-). We have an Asian style garden on the far side with a Thai Spirit House, then comes the large patio with in-ground fish pond, fire pit, seating and dining and bar. Through the arch you come into our Vegetable Garden...followed by another patio where we are building a fire pit from roasting large pieces of meat etc. All of these are connected with a cobble stone path we laid ourselves.

How did you create it? 20 years of constant additions, changes and fun.

Recommended store, site, product or resource? Western Garden Supply for the hard scape stones etc. and pond supplies. Various lower mainland garden centers and a favourite for those special plants Southland Garden Center. Rain Forest Gardens for many of the hostas.

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