FALLing in Love

The Promise Gardens fall have been glorious thus far as the season colors change.  We have been documenting it through photographs and the Camera Awesome app for iPhone.  It is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the gardens.  Take a peek…  Check our images at Instagram for 2013 fall and our HDRChic sites for fabulous fall places.


Taking A Morning Turn in the Gardens

The weather is in the 90s for the last several days so early morning attention to the gardens is a must. Watering planters, dead-heading and the best of all, photographing the gardens is also a must-do before the heat of the sun and harsh light. No image can truly capture how beautiful the gardens are this year and certainly cannot offer up to the viewer the amazing aromas that permeate the area with deliciousness.   I should move my office outdoors for early mornings just to encourage creativity and as a dessert with my café latte!  Wish you were here to enjoy too.  Enjoy your weekend with lovely people and things and of course, “take time to smell the roses.”  Happy Gardening!


Flowers, Garden Pots & Other Such Things

We are in the gardens after the rains and busy as can be getting the plantings done and dusted for the June Rose & Flower Garden Show.  The cold weather and rains made havoc of the garden calendar but we are now on our way to completion.  It’s really starting to look fabulous and blooms are popping out so you will see many postings on the blog over the next month of these natural beauties.

Promise Gardens Planting

A recent garden center shopping trip yielded the lovelies in this storyboard.  A trip to Lowe’s for new paints for these well-worn pots and brave new colors for the garden furniture and fixtures.  I love the old and new, worn and shiny too.

Sneak Peek:  New to the gardens this year are the beautiful Bougainvillea for two huge pots on the lower porch with full sun all day.  They are gorgeous and have supplanted the roses that usually inhabit them.  I have also created three hanging baskets, a floral container for the “Lydia” statue, filled 20 large containers with flowers, shrubs, created veggie pots, grape vines, strawberries and more!  Photos and updates forthcoming — so fun, I also get to photograph them.

It is “beginning to look a lot like bountiful gardens everywhere you go” (in the gardens).  Love it and grow your gardens with me!  Happy gardening!


Beautiful Garden Beds

This image displays the beauty of garden beds in a true sense of rest! What loveliness is this in this incredible cottage-style garden. Last post we looked at several inspirational ideas for the use of chests and other garden adornments which were charming indeed. What shall we find next on our inspirational journey for this year’s garden?  How sleepy is your garden?  Perhaps a restful place like this will serve as inspiration for  you to create from those items you already have.  We are in love with this inspiration idea!

Image Credit: Pinterest via Antiquers Field Guide


Gorgeous Garden Inspiration

It’s that time of year again and we are dressing up the Promise Gardens for the late-May and June Rose, Flower and Garden Show. You may remember last year, the theme was bright, bold and beautiful color with fun garden toys and props. Today we are on inspiration garden tours as we travel to Arboretum, garden centers, design stores and more to create the inspiration gardens and what fun is that? Lots of fun! Here are my design images from last year. I will have the same colors for the décor and of course historical plants that fill the gardens. The idea is to find a “new” and “interesting” addition to the gardens. I have several places for an “outdoor room” (Jamie Durie style) and more. Watch for the next post which will house my inspiration images.

Promise Gardens Summer 2012
Promise Gardens Photowalk
Promise Gardens - For The Love of Purple
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p.s. Isn’t this fun?????? luv luv luv! Inspiration on its way….!

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