Beautiful Spring! We are happy to see the flowers begin to bloom and are looking forward to this year’s beauties as they grow another year in fullness and show. The sun is shining brightly here in the Valley which means our flowering trees are popping out all over. It’s a cheerful place and since we all love the colors of spring, a repeated post was in order. This is a combination of my favorite colors and the inspiration color palette for my beach house and formal areas of blue and white. Isn’t it lovely?
At Promise Gardens we are always thinking color, color scheme, color palette, storyboards and especially for each new garden season. What will it be this year? Pastels or bold colors? We shall see!
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.
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.
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
…from the Promise Gardens. Spring has surely sprung! As you see, the spring flowers have tempted me to create many lovely arrangements for the spring photoshoots. I am always in awe of the rich colors and uniqueness of each flower and leaf. Lilacs, hyacinth and bulbs create a spectrum of delight! I wish you were here to take in the sight and aroma! It’s breathtaking!
“Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.”_CarlSandburg
The lovely colors of lavender, purples and orchid will be the prime color of the Promise Garden container gardens this year. It is also one of the selected colors for the new garden bicycle. There is nothing so beautiful as the varying hues of hyacinths and spring flowers as the garden palette. You can guess from the site header that these are my 2012 color choices!