Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Tour

Today was so much fun. Not only did I get to spend time with my friend, who also happens to me my neighbor (so blessed by her friendship), but we spent the day, all by ourselves, on an Edible Garden Tour!  How fun is that!  Through the next few posts, I'll share my tour with you! If your area has anything like this, GO! You'll be so happy you did. Spending time with people who are passionate about what they are doing and want to share their passion with others, is a wonderful experience.

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.

Boho Farm

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! :)



Jen U. said...

What an incredible garden! I am going to send this link to Bryan. He will want to see this chicken coop. This is my dream garden. We are going to be doing a lot of raised beds too. The house we just bought has a stand alone carport that we are going to use as our chicken coop. We just need to add fencing to the two ends of it and we will be set. ;-)

What a fun day!

Linda said...

Bought???? I need pictures, girlfriend! :)

Make sure you come back to see the next installment, or two ;), of our tour. It was so much fun!

Lylah Ledner said...

Very fun post Linda....I'm sooooo glad you got to make a 'girlfriend' day out of it....and I bet you'll continue to get inspired as you create sanctuary in your backyard farm :-)

xoxo lylah

Nikki said...

Wow! That looks and sounds like such a fun day! I love the birdhouses in the flower garden, and I LOVE the chicken coop! I want some chickens really bad now! :)

Boho Farm and Home said...

Thank you! I too feel like we are fast friends and can't wait to have coffee together!