Thursday, June 14, 2012

A little bit country

I read an article last night in Garden & Gun about a young guy named Cabell Cox that recently opened a landscape architect firm in Charlottesville, Virgina. His firm, the Grow, Co., specializes in creating "fashionable, edible gardens" and takes the grunt work and the research off the homeowner's to-do list. Last year, the squirrels beat me to my tomatoes, but I would be willing to give it another chance if my garden could look like this. 

After reading the article, my mind did what it normally does, and thought bigger. If I had a garden, I would certainly need a chicken coop, and maybe even a barn, right? We live on a busy street and have a teeny, tiny yard. To move out of the city, I would loose the convenience of the park and Whole Foods, but I could have Whole Foods at my backyard! 
I did a little research, and liked what I found. A white barn, a gorgeous chicken coop, a manicured garden? I'm in. (Hopefully it will all come with a set of directions and a few helping hands!)

A barn big enough for horses and pretty enough for parties.
white barn

A chicken coop that's not an eye sore!
Chicken Coop

A well organized garden.

Chickens and raised flower beds would be so charming.
backyard chickens + raised beds

What do you think? Could you and would you live (and do the work) on a farm? 



  1. Crazy...I grew up with him in Charlottesville! That's amazing! What a great company.

  2. I would love to have a bigger garden! Our garden box is growing by the second, but the squirrels have already gotten two of our baby tomatoes...sad.

  3. Cabell's a friend of mine...I love that his project we all thought was just a lawn business has grown to bring new and inspiring outdoor spaces to people's home!!! So inspiring!!!

  4. That's my hubby's cousin! :). Such a small world

  5. I loved this article in G and G and am so glad you posted this! The last photo looks like it could have easily been taken at Shelton Herb Farm right off Hwy 17- if you haven't been, put it on your list! It's where Wilmington restaurants get their fresh herbs :-)