As promised another seldom seen area of our property the barn area. My husband built this little barn when our barn at the base of our property flooded one year. It never flooded again, and we no longer have horses. We have considered doing something else with it, as it is such a cute structure but for now it just houses my husband’s gator. Let’s take a look at my Spanish Revival Barn and Grounds. This is the entrance, welcome!
The grass is Karl Foerster (love it), and it is underplanted with Santa Barbara daisies. They aren’t blooming at the moment as the drip got turned off while we were at the lake! The grates and gate handles were purchased in Mexico years ago, and they are linked at the bottom of the post.
I planned to show you this in our Outdoor Living Post but thought it would be too much. Here is the corner of the barn with a shot of the hills behind. The gravel path is lined with easy-care oleander. We wanted to keep the landscaping to a minimum and water conscious. The driveway is lined with olives. We don’t water the oleander or the olives at all in the summer. They survive on winter rains.
This area has randomly filled in with feather grass and we kind of like it. The horse weathervane on the top we purchased in the Midwest when we were first married.
The barn is prettiest early spring when it is covered with wisteria
My uber-talented friend Roxanne came over and styled a table in this walkway area in front of the barn for our outdoor living post. She did such a beautiful job I thought it deserved it’s own post.
She filled an antique bucket with David Austin Roses and created a spot to grab a glass of wine and some cheese. On a hot day (we have very few) this would be a great spot to do that!
Beau decided to get in on the action,
Thanks, Roxanne for creating such a gorgeous space. Now I think we need to add some chairs to the area! If you would like to see more of Roxanne’s work you might enjoy my post
Last Thursday we had a socially distanced celebration fit for a Contessa. We celebrated Elizabeth’s upcoming 60th birthday. I will be back next week with a dedicated post with the recipes and all the deets!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the barn area. Elizabeth and I will be back on Tuesday for Ageless Style! You are going to love my latest victim. I had to beg and plead with her to do it! Shhhh it’s a secret!
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