Light Up the Trees

It’s that time again Promise Gardens friends! We are in total decorating mode and the lights are on! We love the simplicity of white lights in our home both indoors and out but love the colors of well-lit trees and the colorful imagination of designers. We are sharing our favorite trees we have photographed at beautiful gardens in the US as well as our own at home. It makes the heart merry and surely lights up our imagination and inspiration. Be inspired to create beautiful lights of beauty this Christmas season.

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This is just one of the many beautiful images we photographed at The Greenbrier Resort, a totally magnificent Christmas experience.

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Snowfall in the Promise Gardens

The snow has fallen and created beautiful landscapes in the Promise Gardens. It’s beauty takes our breath away but like all horticulture and garden lovers, the heavy wet snow has already taken its toll this early in season. Last night in below freezing temps we had to upright some of the evergreen trees and add additional support. Some of the older large trees will need to come down. Snow on the trees is beautiful but also damaging. We are enjoying capturing the beauty while it lasts. The birds however are delighted to munch on the berries so brightly showing on the white snow!

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If you have snow take a walk but watch out for falling snow, branches and trees! See more of our snow images at our JayJacy blog.

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Welcome December

A Day in the Life #21The Promise Gardens finish their season with amazing colors and surrounded by beautiful foliage to close out November.  Preparations for the winter gardens is underway with a new theme this year.  It doesn’t have to be a bare bones garden over winter but interesting and beautiful treatments to cheer in winter can be added with a backdrop of glorious white snow.  Until then, the last look at the November foliage before the wind carries all of the foliage away.

In the Promise Gardens Fall Mums…

What would fall be without the beauty of Chrysanthemums in the gardens? The beauty of their colors of red, gold, orange, rust blend so well with the changing colors of the foliage. Each year I purchase new colors and varieties from our favorite garden center and divide the mums from last year thus multiplying them every year and now have a large display throughout the fall in the Promise Gardens.

Promise Gardens Heartbreak…

The wind sheer and storms have visited the Promise Gardens again. Photo is one of many of damage..this one has large leader crashed into fence.

Promise Gardens heartbreak…major damage from the storms and wind sheer damage/downed another four trees.  The aborist is getting rich from our gardens alone, fourth visit in two years to take down trees/brace/maintain.  Sad when it is historical trees.  We have planted twenty+ new trees over the last ten years but will take a century for them to meet the height and canopy of those lost.  We are very thankful that only the fence was damaged and no loss of life nor injury to our neighbors or critters (except the critters tree homes).