Garden Design, Gardening, Landscape Design, Photography, Promise Gardens

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!

Garden Photography, Gardening, Landscape Design, Promise Gardens

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

Historic Gardens, Landscape Photography, Nature, Peonies, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Promise Gardens, Rose & Flower Show, Roses & Flowers

Peonies in Full Bloom

A very busy two weeks of show in the Promise Gardens!  This is another image of the peonies brought indoors to enjoy before the heavy rainfall of this week.  The colors are magnificent.  I love the look of the aqua and turquoise glass with peonies and English roses.  The aroma fills the room with incredible delight!  I am excited about the yellow peonies which are making quite a show this year.

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Flowering Trees, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Nature, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Potting Bench, Promise Gardens, Shabby Chic

A Lit’l Bit Blue

A beautiful full day in the gardens preparing them for the spring show.  It was exhausting to say the least — 30 2cu.ft. bags of mulch in the center garden down; two trees cut down; moved large potting table into a new spot under the Plum Tree (it’s going to be so sassy there) moved and planted two very large rose bushes and more.  It is a ton of  work (pun intended) but worth every minute when completed.  This image depicts some of the new color scheme in the new garden design.  It’s going to be lovely!  Until next time, take time to enjoy Creation and the beauty of each day.

English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Hybrid Tea Roses, Nature, Old Garden Roses, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Potting Bench, Potting Shed, Potting Table, Promise Gardens, Rose & Flower Show, Rose Photography, Roses & Clematis, Roses & Flowers, Trellis

Promise Gardens: A Porch with A View

The Promise Gardens “Porch With A View’ — the new look for 2011 “Rose & Flower Show” and 2011 Season.   What’s new?  A lovely vintage trellis that will soon be covered with Blaze Climbing Roses and Purple Clematis.  A new potting table filled with lovely things and soon overflowing flowering plants.  The theme colors this year:  Purples, Aqua, Cream, Pale & Power Pinks and of course lots of shades of green.  The image reflects just a few areas of the porch…watch for more.   Happy Gardening (and viewing)!