Fountains & Water Features, Garden Architecture, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Garden Statues, Promise Gardens

Beautiful Golden Copper Lydia

Beautiful Golden Copper Lydia has been wonderfully dressed in a brilliant golden copper for 2018.  She spent many years “natural” then to “dressed in blue” and now exquisitely dressed in gleaming golden copper.  When the sun’s rays shine on Lydia she takes on a totally surreal beauty that only the light, sun and color could capture.  Remember as you garden and tire of the “old look” you can always rejuvenate and beautify those sad garden statues and features to new again.  Isn’t she lovely?  We think so and even though the photos do not do true justice to her, the eyes do.  Happy Gardening and be sure to add a “Lydia” to your gardens too.

Advertisements
Arbors, Container Gardening, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Bicycle, Garden Photography, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape Photography, Perennials & Annuals, Potting Bench, Potting Shed, Potting Table, Promise Gardens, Secret Garden, Summer Gardens

Summer to Fall in the Gardens

How beautiful has this summer been in the gardens?  Just breathtaking!  From the incredible flowers, trees and water features to the seating, secret gardens, potting tables and workplaces; from the outdoor photography studio to the hammocks in the trees, it has been wonderful.  We had storms, downed trees and tree damage, fence damage and drought but all-in-all, still an incredible garden show for the summer of  2012.

This image is another in the series of the Promise Gardens 2012 collection and features the fun and funky bike, porch decor and rose fountain garden.  It is “oh so lovely” to be here…

In a few weeks, the gardens will be filled with falling leaves, amazing color and change before winter sleep.  It is a wonderful time to be outdoors and enjoy such beauty.  Enjoy and capture it!

Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Design, Historic Gardens, Historic Trees, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Potting Bench, Potting Table

Awesome Promise Gardens Photoshoot

The Promise Gardens Photoshoot images at last.  The gardens for 2012 were incredibly beautiful this year and with the new plantings and updated decor, truly an eye-popper and amazing feast of color and aroma.  We have been in drought ever since and I long to see this again and we will in September-October as leaves change and new fall plants emerge.  This image was shot before the show and photography and gives you a glimpse of a few of our views and backdrops in its naked beauty before photography gear was everywhere.  We will share more in later posts.  Enjoy the view!

Art, Container Gardening, English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Landscape Design, Musk Roses, Peonies, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Promise Gardens, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

…Inspiration in Art to the Gardens…

Beautiful inspiration for garden planning is to spend a leisurely stroll online viewing beautiful art for color, composition, perspective and placement of objects.  The gorgeous art of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema serves as a wonderful inspiration for me and I am fascinated by the pastel colors in his work.  I have used “like”color in my home.  As I complete the designs for the gardens, I will use the colors in this wonderful work for one of my floral displays.  Picture it… baby blue skies, purple, orchid, lavender, yellow, mauve, cream, shades of green.  Isn’t it lovely?  Are you inspired to create your own garden color inspirations?

Apple Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Gardening, Historic Trees, Landscape Photography, Photography, Promise Gardens

Love in the Promise Gardens…happiness is spring, blooming trees and lakes.

Antique Roses, Bulbs & Tulips, Container Gardening, English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Grandiflora Roses, Horticulture, Hybrid Tea Roses, Landscape Design, Landscape Photography, Peonies, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Plants, Promise Gardens, Rose & Flower Show

Painting the Gardens with Awesome Eye Candy

Painting the Garden…It’s All About the Flowers

Flowers and color, where would we be without them in the garden?  We have the lovely greens of grass, trees and leafy plants and the varied blues of the sky as our backdrop so each year for the Promise Gardens Rose & Flower Show, we have every color/hue imaginable on display.  In our container gardening areas and special beds, we mix it up each year with new color combinations and plants to create “awesome eye-candy” for our visitors, friends, family and of course, our photography.  This is a special treat for me as a designer deciding what “new” and “old” creations I can design for a visual and aromatic feast. 

A friend recently shared that their favorite part of visiting Promise Gardens was “just as I enter the gate area, the aroma of roses and flowers entice me in and then my eyes just take it all in and I swear each time I will recreate this myself at home so I can see and smell it all day long.”   Well, that is also one of my favorite things too!

Are you painting your garden?   “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”__Claude Monet

Antique Roses, Bulbs & Tulips, Container Gardening, English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Photography, Gardening, Grandiflora Roses, Historic Trees, Hollyhocks, Horticulture, Hybrid Tea Roses, Landscape Design, Nature

March Awakens the Promise Gardens

Spring is just around the corner and the rain and spring bulbs popping up in the Promise Gardens are a true indication that spring will soon be here.  Along with those lovelies that we patiently wait for during our cold and snow-filled days of winter, comes the work and preparation to ready the gardens for their best show of the season.  We love spring and summer months and although the Promise Gardens are filled with plants and trees for all seasons, it is our favorite garden time.  Why you ask?  As you can see from this image, the roses, peonies and flowering plants that pop with color and shout out to be loved, shared and photographed!  In this view is a favorite spot for our wedding, engagement, bridal portrait photography.  All of the gardens within the Promise Gardens have special places for every photographic session and opportunity.  Filling the gardens with furniture, props of every type and description make it a lovely and serene place to photograph and enjoy.  We will share features from each of those specials places this year on the blog.  Do you love “secret gardens” “children’s gardens” “romantic spots” “reading nooks” “statuary” “alees” “water features” “floral scents” “chirping birds” “garden tea parties” and paths filled with “lovely surprises”?  If so, come and visit our blog and enjoy the “Promise” of the season with us.

Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.  Song of Solomon 6:1-3