A Very Chic Summer Porch

It’s that time again and one of our favorite summer joys of putting together this year’s summer porch, its decor, pots and arbors of flowers and color-themed that becomes a favorite spot for entertaining.  For 2016, we continued the white, aqua, teal and lime green theme.  This year we added new clematis, coleus, creeping jenny filled pots, dahlia and more.  A new aqua-cream chevron rug, aqua umbrella, aqua-lime placemats and colored pots finish off the design for 2016.  The storyboard gives you a hint of the glory we enjoy every day from every view.  Take advantage of the beauty we have and design a porch that reflects your love of creation in color and design and take it a step further and photograph it to enjoy prints in your home all year-long.

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“Summertime and the living is easy…..”

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Visit BHG for excellent design ideas for your porch.
Our thanks to Rita at CoffeeShopBlog for her excellent free storyboard template.

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Happy Spring!

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?

Jacy's Cherry Blossom Bliss

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!

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Spring Promises & Morning Sunshine

It’s Spring Time again!  We will soon be sharing our lovely gardens with you again!  Until then, 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.

Notes:

  •  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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Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2016 All Rights Reserved for Promise Gardens – No Reblogs Please. Thank You

Taking A Morning Turn in the Gardens

The weather is in the 90s for the last several days so early morning attention to the gardens is a must. Watering planters, dead-heading and the best of all, photographing the gardens is also a must-do before the heat of the sun and harsh light. No image can truly capture how beautiful the gardens are this year and certainly cannot offer up to the viewer the amazing aromas that permeate the area with deliciousness.   I should move my office outdoors for early mornings just to encourage creativity and as a dessert with my café latte!  Wish you were here to enjoy too.  Enjoy your weekend with lovely people and things and of course, “take time to smell the roses.”  Happy Gardening!

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Oh Beautiful Promise Gardens, A Sneak Peek

A beautiful but cooler and very windy day kept me out of the gardens today but it called me to photograph from the porch its beauty of colors beginning their opening display and safety from bending-to-ground large trees!  I am enamored by its glorious array of color.  This weekend should be lovely for photography and watching the gardens grow.  This past winter had something special as the gardens are more beautiful than ever so I am sharing a sneak peek before the entire gardens are in bloom for the Rose & Flower Show.  Wish you were here to enjoy too!  Enjoy your weekend!

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