One of the most important aspects of gardening is the ability to create beautiful art work for your home, to share, gift and cheer. As Master Gardeners and Artists, we take great care and joy in creating beautiful art for our homes and to share with others. These images were photographed this morning after rain so that I could create art for 2018 Rose & Garden Show. The backdrop is my handpainted window which overlooks the Promise Gardens and which adds additional impact and beauty to the vases. So then, it is not just the creating-tending gardens but also the sharing through giving, designing, creating art and memories. Art extends the life of what we have enjoyed from our gardens in color, light, aroma and beauty. It is no wonder that our famous artists were lovers of gardens as well! Happy Gardening! @jacyjoypals @JayJacyPhotography
Loveliness is everywhere you just have to look around you in God’s creation we see beauty, love, hope and eternity. In our Promise Gardens it is filled with life, color, aroma, art and life from birth to death, creation at its best and worst. How blessed are we to be able to create, sow, seed, grow and tend the generous supply of creation our God’s has given us. It is WHY we love the creation in all of its splendor and have just a little of it in our own gardens. -JacyJoypals
It is almost Spring Time again and even though it is only February, today we had a 77 degree surprise after the 30’s last week. It is never to early to begin planning this years Spring beauty. We will soon be sharing our lovely gardens again with you! Until then, Get ready for your 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!
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It is almost show time again in the Promise Gardens and we are preparing the plethora of show pieces of colors, textures, flowers of every kind and description. Grabbed a quick shot of these right before the deluge that is upon us. This is definitely our favorite time of the year with the beautiful colors of spring, the trees blooming and happiness abounding in taking it all in. Enjoy the season!
COLEUS – These are a “must include” in the garden
It’s Monday in the Promise Gardens but three days of soaking rain have left much undone. The “always-much-needed” rain for gardens to truly grow beautifully has weighed down the roses, peonies and flowering plants to the ground so we will have tons of maintenance to do when the sunshine and dry ground returns. The colors enhanced from the rain and the trees getting a huge drink is a blessing we hasten for sunshine soon. So then, I will admire my window views until I am loosed to return to enjoy a turn in the gardens again.
This image was shot from an interior window with iPhone and that fun Camera Awesome App, a must-have for your iPhone.