o, the light! the light!

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One night each year, Joy Creek throws a party to celebrate its wonderful customers and to share the sights and scenes that twilight brings to the gardens.


We used my ‘Spinnaker’ banners to mark a few spots where the lighting effects seemed especially dramatic.


Monica tied in all sorts of festive streamers and little brass bells.


Many grasses wore halos of light for the occasion.



People wandered or broke into small groups to chat and exclaim


while the music of the Brian Christopher Jazz Quartet lured many to simply sit and listen (though their strains could be heard throughout the gardens)


And there were treats, of course. If you live anywhere in the area, do yourself a favor and put this on your calendar when it rolls around next year.

16 thoughts on “o, the light! the light!

  1. Sorry to have missed it. We had a previous commitment – which was a lot of fun too – although ridiculously hot. Next year – please talk to the weather gods and plead with them for a little less intense heat on that day. I very nearly stayed in my cool basement and missed BOTH events! đŸ˜‰

  2. Beautiful! What a blessing to work in such a special and beautiful place, Rickii. Was that the African Hibiscus in the vase? Loved that last season and couldn’t find it anywhere this year- it didn’t come back this spring for us. Glad you had such a beautiful evening for the event. Now you have me itching to see the Connie Hansen in the autumn….. <3 <3 <3

    • I’m not sure what you see that looks like Hibiscus. The vase held Hydrangea ‘Pink Diamond’, Japanese Maple foliage and a few sprigs of Persicaria ‘Firetail’ and Phygelius. In the little bowl with the biscotti is a Dahlia. Connie Hsnsen Garden in the fall…now there’s an idea.

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