April is one of my favorite months of the year. It is the month when gardens come alive. This is our first April at Patina Farm, and I wanted to share our gardens with you. Let's take a walk around Patina Farm...
Our front pedestrian gate is shaded by this large California Pepper tree.
We limited the types and colors of the plants we selected in each area of the garden. The white Floribunda roses add large drifts of white this time of year. We selected several types of lavender and two types of ground cover, Catmint and Lamb's Ear.
More Floribunda roses and lavender line the pathway to our front door.
The rose vine has started to climb the stone entry wall.
The pathway to the mudroom is shaded by one of the Sycamore trees we planted last year.
We're training the rose vine to frame the oval window, although we've let the roses go a little crazy right now... They're so pretty!
The Eden rose vines are making their way across the trellis by the veggie garden.
Walking behind the chicken coop, we can catch a glimpse of the back of our property.
As we keep walking, we can turn around to admire the rose garden and the grape vines growing on the coop.
The garden in the back of the house is primarily shades of green. The Pearly Gates rose vines add a profusion of color near our bedroom.
We can see the pond beyond Leila's swing...
As we start walking down the stairs towards the donkeys, we can turn around to see the lavender on the hillside and the wisteria growing on Steve's office. The wisteria had a tough Winter, but it pulled through!
You can't take a walk around Patina Farm without visiting the mini donkeys! Daisy and Buttercup are always happy to see you :)
Eventually the Pearly Gates rose vines will cover the trellis near my bedroom.
The Virginia Creeper is making its way across the stone wall on the back of the house.
We planted Virginia Creeper on the guest house as well.
Standing on the patio behind our bedroom, we can see the fountain beyond the boxwood topiaries...
and the pond looks beautiful in the morning.