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A Dream Come True.
That’s how Patti described the home that she and her husband, Keith Webb, have created in Palo Cedro. Patti said “it all started with the kitchen.” She wanted a gas range but the kitchen was all electric so she thought maybe they could have her gas range outside…and one thought led to another. Having traveled in Europe and been especially drawn to the Tuscan area of Italy, the couple started thinking about an Italian theme for their yard. At this point, Dave Schulz from American Edge entered the scene and drew up some ideas and plans for accomplishing this. When Patti saw the plans, she was intrigued because that vision had been in her dreams for the last 15 years.
They began this project in the spring of 2013 and the initial small-scale idea morphed into something much grander. They now have a commercial-size pizza oven built into a covered pavilion, complete with sitting area and large faux stone fireplace.
They made small changes to the front of the house by planting more roses and using a special paint process to emulate an antique rust finish to the garage doors. But the back yard is where most of the changes took place.
The Webbs have added many colorful roses throughout the yard to accentuate the Tuscan theme, and you will be able to go through archways and down paths to see them all. They so appreciate all of the work and efforts of Leslie Schulz who has done the planting and ongoing care of their many gardens.
Eight grandchildren were the inspiration for their eclectic selection of fruits, berries, and raised-bed vegetable gardens around the property. They said nothing is more satisfying to doting grandparents than to see children’s eyes light up with the discovery of sweet, fresh blueberries or ripe apples and pears ready for the picking.
This lovely home and garden will be the site for Shasta Rose Society’s “Day In A Rose Garden” May 6, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate and includes a tour of the gardens, sweet and savory snacks, beverages, a huge plant sale and many local craft vendors. The address is 9393 Wagonette Court in Palo Cedro. For more information, check the Shasta Rose Society at www.shastarosesociety.org