It is almost Spring Time again and even though it is only February, today we had a 77 degree surprise after the 30’s last week. It is never to early to begin planning this years Spring beauty. We will soon be sharing our lovely gardens again with you! Until then, Get ready for your 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.
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!
We at Promise Gardens wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for your support, follows and likes over the years as the Promise Gardens has grown and flourished. Stop by our JayJacy Photography and HDRCHIC Photography blogs to see what we have been up to in travel and work. The Promise Gardens are sleeping under a blanket of snow until spring and then wonderful things will renew! Happy Christmas!
It’s fall and we are traveling the coast and mountain ranges to view the beautiful fall foliage and partake of the gifts of the season. This is surely a beautiful time of the year filled with autumn colors, gorgeous blue skies, crisp sunny days and yummy fruits of the season. Enjoy and photograph your fall journey to remember during those cold days of winter.
The joy of the Promise Gardens each year is my over 40 peony bushes-trees that produce such beauty that takes my breath away. They are my favorite next to the Rose….a must have in your gardens dear friends for the sheer loveliness and joy they bring!
I HEARD the farm cocks crowing, loud, and faint, and thin, When hooded night was going and one clear planet winked: I heard shrill notes begin down the spired wood distinct, When cloudy shoals were chinked and gilt with fires of day. White-misted was the weald; the lawns were silver-grey; The lark his lonely field for heaven had forsaken; And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of may, And touched the nodding peony-flowers to bid them waken.
Cherry, Pear, Apple and just about every other kind of blossom is filling up the gardens and popping out all over. Last night and this morning we had a deluge followed by amazing sunshine and it is just beautiful to behold. The grass is greening up and with popping out tulips, azaleas and other bulbs and flowering trees, I did not want to miss a Cherry Blossom post on the Promise Gardens. If you did not get into Washington, DC or surrounding areas to view those incredible blooms, remember you can capture them at many local gardens, parks and tree-lined streets. Take a walk with your camera and see what you can capture. It is an amazing time to capture this spring beauty!
And in the warm hedge grew lush eglantine, Green cowbind and the moonlight-colour’d May, And cherry-blossoms, and white cups whose wine Was the bright dew yet drain’d not by the day; And wild roses, and ivy serpentine, With its dark buds and leaves wandering astray; And flowers, azure, black, and streak’d with gold, Fairer than any waken’d eyes behold. _B.Shelly
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