Antique Roses, Container Gardening, David Austin Roses, English Roses, Floribunda Roses, Garden Design, Gardening, Musk Roses, Old Garden Roses, Promise Gardens, Rose Photography, Roses, Spring Gardens

Garden Design on my Mind…

I am in the city this week but the Promise Gardens are not far from my mind.  I am so excited about the recent finds to complete the new Secret Garden and Shabby Chic outdoor studios.  The bicycle posted below became a quest for me and at the most unexpected place, I found the perfect bicycle.  I will not describe but will surprise you when completed and in its proper place in the gardens.

Colder weather has brought low temps at night but the roses are screaming to bud and I believe they will be earlier this year.  Did you see them last year?  Here’s an image from one of the rose gardens last year which I have uploaded to my Pinterest.  This is the antique rose garden and the wonderful Rosa Munda has preeminence.

Antique Roses, David Austin Roses, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Promise Gardens, Rose Photography, Roses, Roses & Flowers

English Roses & Promises

In the Promise Gardens, rose promises come true.  Our English roses are successful here because 1) they are loved and cared for 2) the have a healthy garden environment and 3) they are David Austin Roses.

We have over 250 roses and 70 are English roses and we absolutely love their prolific blooming and rambling look of pleasant softness and sweet aroma.  They are an integral part of our rose gardens.

Pictured here is Skylark…a beautiful luminous pink that is perfect in the garden and next to lavender, white peonies and lime green/silver foliage a knock-out color combination that will wow both outdoors and indoors.  The description of this lovely rose is here.

Visit David Austin Roses and you will see why I love them so!

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.