Bulbs & Tulips, Container Gardening, Floribunda Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Gardening, Landscape Design, Old Garden Roses, Perennials & Annuals, Potting Bench, Promise Gardens, Secret Garden

Sensational Summer in the Gardens

It’s a beautiful day in the Promise Gardens as we get closer to fall foliage season. The blooms and color are fabulous and although we anticipate the beauty of fall foliage, we will dearly miss the glorious colors and blooms of spring and summer. We made several changes in the gardens this year and the new plantings and additions will be amazing next year. It is never too early to think about your 2020 gardens so plan now, grab up those 2019 garden products-decor on sale (I bought many items at 1/4 of the price! Happy Gardening! jacyjoypals

 

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley,
“The Sensitive Plant,” 1820

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Photography by JacyJoyPals – JayJacyPhotography

 

Art on Canvas, David Austin Roses, English Roses, Festival of Flowers, Floribunda Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Design, Landscape Photography, Rose & Flower Show

Beloved and Beautiful Gardens

Awaken, O north wind, and come, O south wind.
Breathe on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices.
Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choicest fruits.
Song of Solomon 4:16

 

The Promise Gardens remain so beautiful again this early September and will remain so until the “great leaf drop” from our Promise Gardens large historic and flowering trees. We love seeing the fall foliage in the gardens and historic trees but until they change for the autumn season we can still behold our beloved and beautiful Promise Gardens in their late flower show.

Happy Gardening,
JacyJoyPals
Promise Gardens

Flowers, Garden Design, Gardening, Historic Gardens, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Promise Gardens

For the Love of Purple

…and lavender, orchid, pinks and lovely flowers in my garden.

At long last, I am assembling the images from the summer garden photoshoot. Spring and early summer flowers were stunning and then…the storm … so many of the gorgeous flowers including the historic hollyhocks were ripped from the ground; trees uprooted, broken and down so recovery is in process. These images from the early photoshoots remind me of the beauty of the gardens and how with a little more work this summer than usual, it will be restored to its early summer beauty. As new buds appear, later summer flowers bloom and God provides the wonderful rains from heaven, lovelies will soon appear again to our delight. @jacyjoypals #PromiseGardens #WinchesterVA #Repost

Antique Roses, Flowers, Hybrid Tea Roses, Peonies, Roses

Beautiful Roses and Peonies

Happy Monday Gardeners and Lovers of Beauty in Creation! Today is creating new Rose and Peony gardens in the @PromiseGardens These are some of our favorites from the current 250 rose-peonies in our beds and we will add “new” roses and peonies for 2019. Have a beautiful and creative day! Jacy Joypals

Promise Gardens of Winchester

Bulbs & Tulips, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Historic Gardens, Hyacinth, Promise Gardens

Spring Garden Planning

It’s that time again gardening friends to plan your gardens for 2019 season.  We are creating many new garden beds, moving plants to new locations and the favorite part of it all is choosing beautiful new plants from the plethora of gorgeous ones available to us.  This year we will be adding to our four rose gardens new antique, English and modern roses with colorful new borders.  For our original Promise Garden on the rock hill where Lydia lives and oversees, we will plant many new flowering bulbs and low-growing flowering ground covers.  This are  just a few of the additions to the 2019 Promise Gardens so an inspiration storyboard was in order.  As all good gardeners say, “it is never too early to plan for our gardens” and “you can never have too many garden beds and flowers.”  We wish you inspiration and happy planning your gardens for 2019!  #Jacy JoyPals  #PromiseGardens

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Thanks to all of our gardening friends for their inspirational photos.

Art, Fall Foliage, Flowers, Promise Gardens

The Art of Flowers Displayed

The most satisfying photography is that which captures the beauty of Creation in all of its glory in the gardens but also displayed so beautifully in art in the home.  This is what photographers and artists that capture landscapes, florals and living things love most.  We see it, love it, capture it, share it and then enjoy the art of it displayed.  Thus it is in the Promise Gardens, beauty on display outdoors and beauty continued in the home.  The photography below showcases favorites of roses-peonies created for a design palette in a huge “Art on Canvas” display that becomes the focal point of any interior design.  The colors “POP” and draw the viewer into the room and sets a tranquil mood of beauty. _jacyjoypals


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The Flowers by Robert Louis Stevenson
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All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames–
These must all be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people’s trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.
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Flower Arrangements, Flowers, Gypsophila, Promise Gardens, Wedding Flowers

Charming Baby’s Breath

What is lovelier than “Baby’s Breath” (Gypsophila) as an addition to your bouquets and vases filled with beautiful roses or flowers.  I love them because of their dainty white flowers and how they stand out and complete an arrangement or are glorious alone.  They are extraordinary in that you can dry them and use them over and over with or without other flowers.  Grow them in your gardens and you will have an ample yearly supply.  They are CHARMING!

“Most people know the baby’s breath flower as the iconic symbol of long-lasting love because it’s commonly used to round out wedding bouquets and centerpieces. The tiny white flowers represent the purity of emotion that two people should have for each other during a wedding ceremony. Aside from marriage connotations, the baby’s breath is also tied to babies in an obvious way. It’s traditional to give new mothers floral arrangements featuring at least one or two sprigs of this plant. Self discipline and fidelity is a modern meaning for this classic flower.” Flower Meaning

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