Light Up the Trees

It’s that time again Promise Gardens friends! We are in total decorating mode and the lights are on! We love the simplicity of white lights in our home both indoors and out but love the colors of well-lit trees and the colorful imagination of designers. We are sharing our favorite trees we have photographed at beautiful gardens in the US as well as our own at home. It makes the heart merry and surely lights up our imagination and inspiration. Be inspired to create beautiful lights of beauty this Christmas season.

JayJacy.com

This is just one of the many beautiful images we photographed at The Greenbrier Resort, a totally magnificent Christmas experience.

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Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2016 All Rights Reserved

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O Snow, O Spring!

Promise Gardens 2013 Snow

February brings anticipation of spring as we see the bulbs begin to pop out from under the snow and ice and the promise of their soon arrival and spring lovelies.   Planning garden designs brings anticipation of gardening again (not excluding spring cleanup) but the joy of seeing the growth of garden plants.  Each year it is different, each year, more flowers, more color and the biennials always bring a lovely surprise. The snow in the gardens thus far this year have not been as heavy as usual but it’s still February so hoping after our damage from the two storms last year, we will be spared more. I hope your plans for spring gardening are underway.  Time is getting close now and I am excited — I can almost smell those antique roses now!

But She Shall Bloom in Winter Snow

twilightsnow1-800s1-1180317764-O2-600A WEARY lot is thine, fair maid,
A weary lot is thine!
To pull the thorn thy brow to braid,
And press the rue for wine.
A lightsome eye, a soldier’s mien
A feather of the blue, A doublet of the Lincoln green—
No more of me you knew My Love!
No more of me you knew.

‘This morn is merry June, I trow,
The rose is budding fain;
But she shall bloom in winter snow
Ere we two meet again.’
He turn’d his charger as he spake
Upon the river shore,
He gave the bridle-reins a shake,
Said ‘Adieu for evermore My Love!
And adieu for evermore.’

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Sir Walter Scott, The Rover