Early morning mist, sun peeking through after days of rain showers and plants are loving every second of it. The porch garden loves the light and I love photographing the plants in their delight. Even the baby rabbits climb the large staircase to get to them for a nibble on the veggies and herbs even when they have their full in the Promise Gardens. Gardening is such a pleasure just for the pure enjoyment of it and diversion from busy schedules. Happy weekend my gardening friends and enjoy your garden labors at the table! xox
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!
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!
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!
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.