I hope you had a wonderful week! Steve and I have been spending our spare moments designing the gardens at Patina Farm.
Here is Steve's latest sketch of the front elevation. It's getting a little less symetrical and a little more quirky, just the way I like it!
There will be a gravel courtyard with something like this in the center surrounded by lavender.
Here is a sketch of the entire lot. It's huge! This is our dream of what it will look like...eventually.
The house will be centered on a 300 year old Oak tree, similar to this one behind the "It's Complicated" house.
via Cote de Texas
Here is our lovely.
the chicken coop that I shared with you in a past post.
Eventually, I'd love this area to be almost as overgrown as this guest house on one of Ralph Lauren's properties.
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My kitchen garden will look like this.
There will be a walkway lined with potted topiaries leading to the formal cutting garden that in my dreams looks like....
designer Tricia Guild in her gorgeous garden. Photo by James Merrell
Our property is not flat, so we will be creating terraces with moments to enjoy along the way.
There will be Cypresses (like these beauties at Rose Story Farm) lining two walkways down the hill....
The stairs will be made of ancient stone and the terraces will be covered in decomposed granite and gravel.
There will be places to sit next to a fountain.
One of the walkways begins at the arched steel door of our bedroom. In this sketch you can also get a sense of the shady canopy created by the Sycamores we will start planting in the next couple of months.
A barn guest house will be built under another large 300 year old Oak tree (yes, we will make sure not to hurt the tree!).
In the sketch above, you may also notice a walled in courtyard off of our bathroom (behind our bedroom). It will feel like this...
There will also be a small access road so I can drive my small truck down to the stables. Think this...
Located to the left of Steve's office is the other pathway, leading to the stables (yes, we're dreaming big... ponies are a ways off).
I'm imagining something like this stable designed by our friend Thomas Callaway (note more Sycamores)
As we get farther from the house, the planting will be much more natural and will require less maintenance.
The pond will be located across from the stables on the other side of the meadow.
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I hope you will continue to share our journey with us, as we turn this...
Wishing you a wonderful Autumn weekend. I plan to spend some time in my existing garden. We didn't have much luck with our pumpkins, but our tomatoes are supplying us with plenty of fall color. And they look a bit like miniature pumkins, don't you agree?
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