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Autumn Whispers

Autumn Whispers its final colors and readies for its December and the beauty of winter foliage, snow and landscapes.  The colors are so breathtaking in person that I created many “Autumn Whispers Art on Canvas” pieces for display and sale.  What a beautiful and colorful world we can capture and enjoy!

Art of Promise Gardens of Winchester is at the Lake – Photography of  @JacyJoyPals @JayJacyPhotography

 

With what a glory comes and goes the year!
The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers
Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy
Life’s newness, and earth’s garniture spread out;
And when the silver habit of the clouds
Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with
A sober gladness the old year takes up
His bright inheritance of golden fruits,
A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene….
(Autumn: Quote: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
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Promise Gardens Autumn Song

Autumn Song*

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
Bound up at length for harvesting,And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
*Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Sensational Summer in the Gardens

It’s a beautiful day in the Promise Gardens as we get closer to fall foliage season. The blooms and color are fabulous and although we anticipate the beauty of fall foliage, we will dearly miss the glorious colors and blooms of spring and summer. We made several changes in the gardens this year and the new plantings and additions will be amazing next year. It is never too early to think about your 2020 gardens so plan now, grab up those 2019 garden products-decor on sale (I bought many items at 1/4 of the price! Happy Gardening! jacyjoypals

 

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley,
“The Sensitive Plant,” 1820

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Beloved and Beautiful Gardens

Awaken, O north wind, and come, O south wind.
Breathe on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices.
Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choicest fruits.
Song of Solomon 4:16

 

The Promise Gardens remain so beautiful again this early September and will remain so until the “great leaf drop” from our Promise Gardens large historic and flowering trees. We love seeing the fall foliage in the gardens and historic trees but until they change for the autumn season we can still behold our beloved and beautiful Promise Gardens in their late flower show.

Happy Gardening,
JacyJoyPals
Promise Gardens

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For the Love of Purple

…and lavender, orchid, pinks and lovely flowers in my garden.

At long last, I am assembling the images from the summer garden photoshoot. Spring and early summer flowers were stunning and then…the storm … so many of the gorgeous flowers including the historic hollyhocks were ripped from the ground; trees uprooted, broken and down so recovery is in process. These images from the early photoshoots remind me of the beauty of the gardens and how with a little more work this summer than usual, it will be restored to its early summer beauty. As new buds appear, later summer flowers bloom and God provides the wonderful rains from heaven, lovelies will soon appear again to our delight. @jacyjoypals #PromiseGardens #WinchesterVA #Repost

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The Rose of Promise Gardens

Happy Rose Gardening!

It’s that time again as we prepare for our Rose & Garden Show 2019.  A few favorites from the past.

In our eyes, nothing is more beautiful than the blooms of roses and peonies…our favorites! So then, a few rose delights for the eyes and thoughts for the heart!

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A White Rose

THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.

John Boyle O’Reilly. 1844–1890

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A Beautiful Ride with Flowers

As you might have guessed from my new banner, I have completed the garden bicycle and it is exactly what I anticipated it to be…simply lovely!  As I blogged on my design in earlier posts of “Promise Garden Color Guide” and “A Lovely Ride” the flower bicycle is a favorite focal point for the 2012 Rose & Flower Show with lots of exclamations of “wow” with praise and “I want one”!

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A few notes:  My final decision was Turquoise as the color for the bike (see Color Guide link above) and Purple for the Herb Tricycle (photos forthcoming).  The flowers will grow out and cascade over the bicycle in several weeks which will enhance it even more.  I used many different annuals and perennials that trail, cascade and give an ever-blooming display.  Watch the blog for more on the bikes, trikes and potting tables.  The slideshow gallery for the 2012 Rose & Flower Show will be posted soon.   Be inspired to create and happy gardening!!