Flowering Trees, Lilacs, Promise Gardens

From My Window – Lilacs

Spring not only brings beautiful gardens to love and tend but also beauty to bring indoors.  Our lilacs bloom abundantly in the Promise Gardens every year and they are a wonderful flowering specimen to have for show and delight.  They can be reproduced amazingly fast and we now have seven lilacs at different stages of growth in the Promise Gardens.  Did I mention the fabulous aroma?  Bring them indoors for every room and instant loveliness!  We have been sharing them with nearby neighbors for their gardens — a lovely life pleasing and rewarding gift from our Promise Gardens to theirs.  Be sure to include them in your gardening design plan too – you will be greatly rewarded.

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With Lilacs
I BEG the pardon of these flowers
For bringing them to one whose hair
Alone doth shame, beyond compare,
The sweetest blooms of richest bowers.
_C.Crandall

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Art, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Garden Design Color Guide, Gardening, Lilacs, Nature, Perennials & Annuals, Promise Gardens, Secret Garden

I AM a GARDENER!

I am fascinated by the changing colors of the garden from the spring pastels of flowering trees and bulbs to the deep reds of roses to the deep emerald green of Arborvitae, I am capturing them with my eye and camera.  I cannot quite decide what I like best, the soft pastels or the deep primary colors or a combination of both so it is determined that I just love them all, in all colors, shades, and in all sizes and shapes because  I AM a GARDENER!

Pastel Garden Loves:  This image depicts my “softer side” and photographed when the buds were beginning to open rendering lovely and varied shades of orchid.  Total color awesomeness.  It has blessed my soul today as the arborist prepares for removing those damaged trees and debris that are hanging 100 ft. above me so that I cannot even get into the “Secret Garden” part of the gardens.  I shall photograph them as they work and share with you.

Art, Container Gardening, English Roses, Floral Baskets, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Garden Architecture, Garden Design, Garden Design Color Guide, Garden Photography, Gardening, Lilacs, Nature, Photography, Potting Bench, Potting Shed, Potting Table, Promise Gardens, Rose & Flower Show, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spring Gardens, Spring Pastels

Promise Garden Color Guides

The Promise Garden color scheme for the 2012 Rose & Flower Show is taken from the image below and the beautiful image of  Alma-Tadema.  [see posts below]  I created a color guide from the images to show those colors that will be used in the decor, flower pots, containers, hanging baskets, furniture, potting & garden tables, benches and more.   Several of  the statuary will be painted in various hues of these colors as well.  The large Lydia in the main Promise Garden is already in the beautiful color of turquoise with silver overlay (images forthcoming).  I will also add shabby chic furniture and draping in off-white.  The secret garden and shabby chic gardens will also have other variations of the colors from this scheme. I am inspired!  I hope it inspires you for your gardens as well.

Flowers, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Lilacs, Nature, Promise Gardens, Roses & Flowers, Shabby Chic, Spring Gardens, Spring Pastels

The Perfume of Lilacs Inspire Me

My lilacs this year are breathtaking…five beautiful large trees brimming with all the shades of lavender, purples, pinks and white that only God good embellish.  How lovely they are in the gardens and how beautiful and aromatic in the home.  They inspire me in color, perfume and design.  This year’s Promise Gardens theme colors were inspired by these shades.

WITH LILACS

I BEG the pardon of these flowers
For bringing them to one whose hair
Alone doth shame, beyond compare,
The sweetest blooms of richest bowers.

I beg the pardon of this maid
For offering them with hand less pure,
A heart less perfect, needing cure
By Love’s own music, softly played
__Charles Henry Crandall