Bulbs & Tulips, Container Gardening, Floribunda Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Gardening, Landscape Design, Old Garden Roses, Perennials & Annuals, Potting Bench, Promise Gardens, Secret Garden

Sensational Summer in the Gardens

It’s a beautiful day in the Promise Gardens as we get closer to fall foliage season. The blooms and color are fabulous and although we anticipate the beauty of fall foliage, we will dearly miss the glorious colors and blooms of spring and summer. We made several changes in the gardens this year and the new plantings and additions will be amazing next year. It is never too early to think about your 2020 gardens so plan now, grab up those 2019 garden products-decor on sale (I bought many items at 1/4 of the price! Happy Gardening! jacyjoypals

 

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley,
“The Sensitive Plant,” 1820

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Photography by JacyJoyPals – JayJacyPhotography

 

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Rainy Day Promise Gardens

Yesterday we had a glorious day of rain!  The gardens were crying for it and so happy to drink it in.   I could not venture out in the pouring rain so shot a few photos through the windows.  It’s still lovely and I have the blessing of seeing it all day!  I hope your view is just as lovely.

Today it is sunny and gorgeous, crisp pre-fall air, breezy and the time for falling leaves begins. I can’t wait to photograph them and hear them crunch under my feet! Happy Gardening!

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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!

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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!

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Garden Loves & Me

My gardening friends, you know without a gardening doubt that I love color in the gardens and especially bright gorgeous colors of purples, turquoise, lime, pink, lemon and white.  After painting the flower bicycle turquoise (see the banner), I started collecting “all things turquoise and aqua” at Pinterest.  I would love to have each one of these in the gardens next year so I am on a “paint the gardens turquoise hunting expedition.”

These items I have stashed away and now they will get a makeover!

That lovely huge birdcage and small table one will get a facelift to lime or lemon.

Isn’t this cute and it doesn’t even have a seat! I would put a larger pot in it and stream a lime sweet potato plant with a HOT HOT Pink chair.

This one I have but its bright yellow…I like it yellow.

These truly whet the appetite for color in the garden and inspire me to create more secret  garden hideaways and reading nooks. I hope you are inspired in your garden design too.

Happy Gardening design!

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I Fell In Love in The Promise Gardens

…that’s what they say…well, BHG has this wonderful new idea for that “other” i.e., #3 potting table for the Promise Gardens and yes, my gardening friends, I am going to do this!  Don’t you just want one of these in your gardens?  Go for it and convert one of those odd pieces that you just don’t know what to do with…I am…

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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.