Peonies – The Hieroglyphics of Angels

Baskets of Peonies from the Promise Gardens display their beauty in color and aroma that makes the heart smile.  This season they were exceptional and every room was filled with vases and baskets of them.  As they have completed their blooms for this season, we await the full bloom of the English Rose Garden which are so beautiful and we call our “baby peonies” in their petals, softness and glory.  They, as the poet says “speak” in “hieroglyphics of angels” . . .

“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels,
loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.”
~Lydia M. Child

______________________
JayJacy Photography ©2018 Copyright, All Rights Reserved

Advertisements

The Art of Gardening

One of the most important aspects of gardening is the ability to create beautiful art work for your home, to share, gift and cheer.  As Master Gardeners and Artists, we take great care and joy in creating beautiful art for our homes and to share with others. These images were photographed this morning after rain so that I could create art for 2018 Rose & Garden Show. The backdrop is my handpainted window which overlooks the Promise Gardens and which adds additional impact and beauty to the vases. So then, it is not just the creating-tending gardens but also the sharing through giving, designing, creating art and memories. Art extends the life of what we have enjoyed from our gardens in color, light, aroma and beauty. It is no wonder that our famous artists were lovers of gardens as well! Happy Gardening! @jacyjoypals @JayJacyPhotography

Spring Promises & Morning Sunshine

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.

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!

__________________________
Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2018 All Rights Reserved for Promise Gardens – No Reblogs Please. Thank You

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!

JayJacy.com

Gorgeous Garden Inspiration

It’s that time of year again and we are dressing up the Promise Gardens for the late-May and June Rose, Flower and Garden Show. You may remember last year, the theme was bright, bold and beautiful color with fun garden toys and props. Today we are on inspiration garden tours as we travel to Arboretum, garden centers, design stores and more to create the inspiration gardens and what fun is that? Lots of fun! Here are my design images from last year. I will have the same colors for the décor and of course historical plants that fill the gardens. The idea is to find a “new” and “interesting” addition to the gardens. I have several places for an “outdoor room” (Jamie Durie style) and more. Watch for the next post which will house my inspiration images.

Promise Gardens Summer 2012
Promise Gardens Photowalk
Promise Gardens - For The Love of Purple
Promise Gardens - Summer2 - Jay&Jacy Photography ©2012 All Rights Reserved

p.s. Isn’t this fun?????? luv luv luv! Inspiration on its way….!

NOTE: Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography-©2013 All Rights Reserved