It’s Spring Time again! We will soon be sharing our lovely gardens with you again! Until then, Happy Spring Gardening!
We are out and about on this lovely day watching the tulips and bulbs pop out everywhere. Soon we will have the incredible beauty of them!
A little remembrance… How wonderful to see the sunshine this morning after drenching rains yesterday which watered the gardens so beautifully and the flowers just popped out with joy, the leaves drinking up each drop and of course, most importantly, the roots just as happy as can be. How precious is the rain and sunshine to the gardens…very…and they show their appreciation by happiness in color, buds and giving joy to their caretakers.
This is another image from the Promise Gardens Spring & Summer photoshoots. The plants (common name) are from left to right: Tulips, Mock Orange, Rose of Sharon, Peony, Hollyhock.
Tulips: Everyone loves tulips, a must have in your spring garden/planters.
Mock Orange: An amazing bursting forth each spring of incredible white flowers with glorious aroma.
Rose Sharon: Breathtakingly beautiful and each year more abundant.
Peonies: No garden is complete without an array of peonies. The yellow is new to our gardens this year…sensational!
Hollyhock: The “red” hollyhock is a favorite and just breathtaking in the garden. We have both single/double and prefer the historic “single” version. These are heart stopping!
It’s snowing and beautiful as it is, the danger is very great for so many of our friends and colleagues. Keep safe and warm and indoors. This has been a winter of winters and snowfall that produced beautiful nature but has been a fright for many. We expect 18+ inches! Enjoy the beauty from a room with a view!
THE SPECKLED sky is dim with snow,
The light flakes falter and fall slow;
Athwart the hill-top, rapt and pale,
Silently drops a silvery veil;
And all the valley is shut in
By flickering curtains gray and thin.
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Photography: JayJacy Photography, Art on Canvas, Scenes of Winter
And now it is late August and we are pinning away for missed days of sunshine frolic, garden-walking, flower-cutting, fruit-producing, scenes-adoring and soon the changing leaves and hues of late summer-early fall will be upon us. Where or where has it gone? We shall enjoy a few more weeks of garden bliss and flower pots of lovelies in the gardens and room-filled vases to behold them awhile longer.
~ ~ ~ ANGELS in the early morning May be seen the dews among, Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying: Do the buds to them belong?
Angels when the sun is hottest May be seen the sands among, Stooping, plucking, sighing, flying; Parched the flowers they bear along.*
Every year I am saddened when the peonies have bloomed and their season of bloom ended. The rains were heavy this spring which reeks havoc on the petals so I cut and brought many bouquets indoors to savor their fragrance and beauty. Pictured is the last peony sharing its last days and sweet aroma in my garden window until next year. Adieu my beauties…
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!