We started with a garden in the neighborhood I grew up in. :) I was actually in this house once or twice way back when. It has now been transformed into a beautiful oasis in the desert.
Caroline, from Boho Farm loves everything French. She is an interior designer by trade, and you can see her magical touch extends out into her outdoor spaces as well.
When you walk into her backyard you are greeted with overflowing beds of flowers, big beautiful flowers! Chickens are roaming and veggies are growing everywhere. Everything was so beautifully done, truly a showcase.
Veggies growing underneath a window
Part of the flower gardens w/ cute bird houses
Same flower bed, back view looking towards the house
Look at those Hollyhocks! Aren't they beautiful?
Arbor leading to the back half of the yard
Espaliered apple trees along the back fence
Veggies and yard
part of the patio area
Since we're in the process of building our own chicken coop, I took a lot of pictures of everyone's designs for their chickens. I won't show you all the coops, but I do have to show you Caroline's!
Entrance to chicken coop and run
They took a shed, knocked out some walls, added some mesh (and Caroline's touch) and Voila! A thing of beauty!
Notice the Cupola on the roof? Her husband made that! I love the shutters and cute screen door. But wait until you see the inside...
Cute hand lettered sign on the nesting box,
Chalkboard signs letting us know the occupants names
and what's that?
a chandelier in the chicken coop! Tres Chic!
There were sweet little areas to sit set up throughout the yard that just begged you to grab a class of iced tea and sit awhile. The yard was inviting enough, but Caroline's gracious hospitality and warm heart, made me want to stay and linger away the entire day just talking with this amazing lady. You know how some people just make you feel like you're a friend right away, that's Caroline. :)
Make sure you check out her blog, linked above and here again, and be inspired. Her pictures on the blog are much better than mine! :)