Musk Roses, Old Garden Roses, Rose Poetry

Roses, Maiden Pinks, Daisies Sweet

roses

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone,
Not royal in their smells alone,
But in their hue;
Maiden pinks, of odour faint,
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,
And sweet thyme true;

Primrose, firstborn child of Ver;
Merry springtime’s harbinger,
With her bells dim;
Oxlips in their cradles growing,
Marigolds on death-beds blowing,
Larks’-heels trim;

All dear Nature’s children sweet
Lie ‘fore bride and bridegroom’s feet,
Blessing their sense!
Not an angel of the air,
Bird melodious or bird fair,
Be absent hence!

The crow, the slanderous cuckoo, nor
The boding raven, nor chough hoar, 20
Nor chattering pye,
May on our bride-house perch or sing,
Or with them any discord bring,
But from it fly!
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616

Antique Roses, Grandiflora Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Old Garden Roses, Rose & Flower Show, Rose Photography, Rose Poetry

Red Roses in Royal Radiance

JoyPals Design Studio
JoyPals Design Studio

A red rose and poem for your June 1!  It is a time for roses, weddings, strawberries and all things joyful!  Photographing my Promise Gardens is a delight of sight, color and sound. Magnificent is God’s creation. I have dressed this rose already in glorious array in royal radiance!

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone,
Not royal in their smells alone,
But in their hue;
Maiden pinks, of odour faint,
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,
And sweet thyme true…
_William Shakespeare

Promise Gardens, Rose Photography, Roses & Flowers, Uncategorized

Promise Gardens Desktop Wallpaper in Verse

What creates the most beautiful desktop wallpaper? The beauty of creation in all of its seasons with verse! These lovely wallpapers I created from my professional photography (JoyPals Design Studio) of my Promise Gardens 2008 Rose & Flower Show.

To download your screen size and see all of the collection,  see our ClassyWallpaper site here.

Antique Roses, English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Garden Polls, Musk Roses, Old Garden Roses, Rose Photography, Roses, Uncategorized

What is Your Favorite Rose? Poll

We often get this question, “What is Your Favorite Rose” at Promise Gardens. We love them all. Promise Gardens has 225 roses of varying species. Each one has its purpose in the garden, in the home and in giving. The famous “Hybrid Tea” — the “romantic” rose for giving is everyone’s favorite, we are sure but we wanted to know which one(s) you love and want or have in your garden. Take our poll and let’s hear from you.

p.s. If you want to see the various species we have, visit our gardens:
Promise Gardens

Flowers, Fountains & Water Features, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Perennials & Annuals, Promise Gardens, Roses

Promise Gardens 2008

Promise Gardens 2008
Promise Gardens 2008

The Promise Gardens are beautiful this year!  The climate has allowed for beautiful flowering and glorious sights.  Watch for the photos of the beauty that will take your breath away.