Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apple Valley Farm

We have just returned from our California coastal vacation and what a fabulous time we had!  We enjoyed having the opportunity to meet new friends that we met through blogging.  
Their hospitality and
 friendship were truly a blessing! 


I have been yearning for Spring flowers and 
while I still have a couple of months to wait here 
at home, our trip satisfies my need to 
be around bloomers in February.  


Apple Valley Farm is an beautiful place and located in San Luis Obispo.  The gift shop and restaurant are housed in a beautiful Victorian styled lady with an old fashioned porch with gingerbread trim.  Many places to sit and relax welcome you to enjoy the cottage garden and courtyard.



I love this little corner with the garden chess set surrounded by angel trumpets. I'm going to try to grow these this year. 


Don't you love this porch?


Potted bloomers edge the walkways.


 Garden goodies for sale out on the porch.  


Gazebo ...on my wish list!!



Mass plantings of ornamental kale...I can even grow this in Oklahoma!




Fuchsias thrive in the cool coastal climate...I can't grow these in Oklahoma. 



The gift shop is filled with three stories of beautiful home and garden gifts and well worth a visit.  


Angel trumpet flowers looking down at purple lobelia and sweet alyssum.


Even the parking lot is pretty!




There is also an adjoining inn with rooms decorated in country French and English styles... 



and yes... I loved my visit!


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23 comments:

  1. Oh, Sonia! You must have been in garden heaven. What a great pick me up for this time of year! The gift shop is so lovely! I would love to grow ornamental kale...I have never seen it look so pretty! I am excited for spring and I know you are, too! Thanks for the tour and I'm so glad you had a good time!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. I'm so glad that you had a great trip. The mass plantings of Kale are fantastic. I loved the grouping on the corner of the bed. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

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  3. Hey Sonia. I have grown Angels Trumpets for several years. I bought mine at TLC. They seem to grow better in a pot and like lots of fertilizer. Your trips looks heavenly. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Looks like the Apple Farm was a hit! We're going down the week of the 21 for four days at the Kon Tiki for some serious oceanfront relaxation! Can't wait to see what else you post!
    Robin

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    1. We really did enjoy our time..went to the Splash Cafe...Yum!!!

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  5. so cute seeing all your shots, we stayed there a gazillon years ago... gosh when did we stop having fun? but i digress!

    love the gardens, so jealous, i could have this all at the beach, but i got deer lining up at the mere thought of pretty flowers...

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  6. Looks like you are having a splendid time. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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  7. Sigh! Sounds like you had an amazing time Sonia ~~~ Love that front porch, your pictures are so beautiful. Tomorrow we are in for one heck of a storm...
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Rosemary...xx

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  8. OMG...I NEEEED to be someplace like that right now! It is really dreary and cold here!!!
    thanks for linking in...I so love to see what you share when I get a chance!
    hugs

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  9. Everything in there is beautiful, all those blooms are amazing, although i love the ornamental cabbage most. I also love the design of the house, oh how so lovely to be in there. Even the avocado seedling is made to be an ornamental, haha!

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  10. Looks an amazing place. I love I mass planting of kale it all looks so pretty.

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  11. Everything about this place is lovely! Thanks for sharing your great photos.

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  12. Love the flowers. Visiting from Pink Saturday! Happy Valentine's Day

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  13. Looks like you had fun! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

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  14. Happy Pink Saturday Sonia Sweetie...
    Such a beautiful time you had. Love seeing the flowers, and yes I imagine it was quite a shock from Oklahoma weather right now. (I am from Enid and my folks are cold and we are having 80 degree weather here in the Phoenix desert.)

    Loved the kale planting, that is gorgeous for sure. The flowers in pots work best for our warmer climates, as we can move them when necessary. I have done that as well here. Loved seeing the gazebo and the porch is TDF. So pretty and peaceful. Love that flag flying in the breeze as well. SO pretty there. I bet you hated to go back home. How is the weather today? I am off to read a book by the pool and soak up a few rays.

    Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Thanks for taking me along on your visit. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  15. Oh my goodness! I've stayed at The Apple Farm before, but its been years. It looks just as gorgeous as I remember too! Thanks for sharing, Marcia

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  16. Wow beautiful place!
    Happy Pink Valentine's Day Sonia.
    Wishing you a great week ahead.
    ♥ Regina

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  17. Goodness! What a charming place!! Now you know I would just fall in love with that front and that gazbo, didn't you?? TOO DIE FOR!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  18. What a beautiful Inn, love the flowers-sounds like you had a great vacation:@)

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  19. How beautiful!!! You have me missing CA - always, always loved all the beautiful gardens and flowers there! :)
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  20. How wonderful so see all those colorful flowers on this freezing cold Feb. Sunday!

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  21. This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love how they have everything so beautifully arranged. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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