The historic Victorian town of Ferndale, California has an abundance of colorful period homes with lovely gardens and picket fences. My father has told me for years and years that I would fall in love with this town – and I DID! Hubby and I, with dogs in tow, strolled around town on a bright & sunny afternoon and took several photos to share with you.
What is YOUR favorite style of gardens? Do you like the formal or the not-so-formal? There was a little of both on our walk. Come along for a little “walk by”, if you will.
This beauty has more of a formal garden with boxwood hedges defining the path to the front door. This is my favorite look – very structured and elegant, and a bit mysterious with the huge hedge that surrounds this grand Victorian home.
Along our walk we discovered that you will have one “formal” garden next door to a rather “relaxed” style of garden. I like the juxtaposition of these two fences. The little white wire one is so quiant, simple and casual.
Pink scented roses lined the front of this adorable home. One of my favorite things about old homes like this is they usually have the most charming window coverings. There is something sweet about a scalloped edge pull down shade with lace curtains.
Isn’t this front door fantastic? Look at all of the details – AND the matching Victorian period light fixture that coordinates nicely.
Soothing blue paint, blue lobelia and lavender all meld together to create a serene garden.
The little details can really make the look all come together, such as the blue finials on the fence posts.
This home is sweet and understated with a neat and pristine little yard.
I had to take pictures of this home for you girls that have vintage bicycles and love pink homes.
I will share more of these inspiring gardens with you on the next post. Stay tuned…..
For those of you who were asking where the farmhouse is located, it is in Eureka, California. You can read more about it by clicking HERE. (now Laurie (estatez), if you buy it, let me know!!)