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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Greenery from the Biltmore Conservatory

Many of you know that after going to the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina in November,  we loved it so much that we decided to buy season's tickets so that we could visit OFTEN.   SO--we went back there on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011.  

Here are some beautiful pictures taken from inside the Conservatory of some of their fabulous GREEN plants.  The one above looks like a FAN to me.





Don't you just love the 'curls' in this plant????





This one looks like someone took the "pinking shears" to it.  SO pretty!!!





My mother had one like this --but I have no idea what its name is... (They do not put names with their plants/flowers at Biltmore!!)





I love ferns.  I have never had any luck growing them  (or keeping them alive),  but I really enjoy them, especially seeing all of the different varieties.





Love the leaves in this plant;  They formed hearts --which was perfect on Valentine's Day (which was the day we were at Biltmore)!!!!

If any of you know the names of these plants,  feel free to tell us!!!!   Thanks!

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,

43 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, Thank you for sharing these lovely plants from Biltmore. I especially love the heart shaped leaves! Wishing you a wonderful day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All those greens are amazing.Looking at just the leaves really makes one appreciate their beauty.Too often the leaves are ignored as we look at the flowers.That big fan is quite unique.
Hope you will have a great day.
BTW,Jake's trains sold yesterday.

Catherine said...

Now that looks like a wonderful place to visit! I bet it smells good in there!!
xo Catherine

amy said...

Beautiful plants...I really like the curly one.

Sarah Knight said...

Looks like a fun activity for Valentines Day!
: )

Darla said...

A type of Palm.
A type of Croton.
A type of Fern, maybe Bird's Nest.
A type of Bromeliad.
Arachniodes simplicior, Indian Holly Fern, Sheild Fern or Holly Fern Kiwi.
Varietaged Cyclamen.

All have outstanding foliage!

Bill S. said...

Are there really some green things out there? Love the post. sometimes a little color brightens our day.

Thanks

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Before I even read a word of your blog post, I thought "that green plant looks like a fan"! What lovely green plants you shared with us today! How appropriate that you found heart-shaped leaves on one of the plants.

From the Kitchen said...

I don't know the names of any of the plants but I love them all. You must live nearby Asheville. I really like that area a lot.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful, i love ferns to, good job on buying the annual pass, i have one to Selby Gardens and they have all of these same plants except maybe the stunning one in the header. i do love that header, everytime i open your blog i stare at it. i am more fond of green plants than flowers. i love all of these and look forward to MORE

Janice K said...

How good to see "green" things that are growing. You make me long for Spring!

Kelly said...

...wish I lived closer to it so I could visit more. We were there a few years ago. I feel like I want to go back soon!! Love your photos...

Tracy said...

Betsy,
Love the plants...my husband would want one of each; he loves plants but tells me to NOT touch them~ and I don't! :) He says I kill them, which isn't exactly true but close enough!
I think the one with the curlies looks like a toy Nicholas had as a kid with tunnels and shoots to slide marbles down.
I hope you have an awesome day my friend!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots Betsy. Interesting foliage on most. MB

KathyA said...

What a beautiful and wondrous place! Just lush!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful green plants! All that lovely green is pumping out oxygen for us!

Diane said...

All that greend looks heavenly today Betsy. Diane

Rose said...

This is such a beautiful variety of plants...I like each one you showed. And have no clue to any of their names, except I did know the one was a fern but what kind I have no idea.

re Bob White Syrup...to the best of my memory, yeah it is sort of like the dark Karo syrup.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Good morning! The third photo shows what we call a Birds Nest fern around here. I'm not certain what the others are but they are pretty. Lucky you to have season passes to Biltmore! How far are you from there? Have a great day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Well, you know I love GREEN...so I loved all these non named plants!!!
Actually, I think the first one is a curly croton...I have some in the yard, but mine have burgundy/orange and green leaves.

Haddock said...

discovering nature once again......

dibear said...

Loved seeing all the beautiful plants. Makes me want to see Spring arrive even more. I need to make my rose bed. :)

CottonLady said...

Good Morning, Betsy! I knew the names of the bromeliad and the cyclamen, but that was all. Darla knew each of them! They are all just beautiful. I have a few green plants, but on one of them the leaves keep turning black on me, just haven't the heart to pitch it yet...I keep cutting it back and it keeps growing but then turns black. May be my water.
Great photos...Blessings!
CottonLady

amelia said...

Lovely pictures and I adore your header pic!!

Ginny said...

I LOVE the next to the last one! So today's plants are all ones that look like they've had something done to them! Pinking shears, painted, put in pin curls, made into a fan. Awesome theme!!!

Cicero Sings said...

Green, green and more green ... how we are looking forward to green up here in the north countreee!

imac said...

Beautiful greenery Betsy, and just love those fan type in your 1st shot.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Nice pictures of the conservatory green house plants. Ferns are hard to grow unless you have a very mild summer and winter. We had a lot of ferns in the ground in Los Angeles where you can grow all year long. Have a super nice day today. Big rains and possible T-storms tomorrow and tomorrow evening. You may want to keep an eye on the weather.

Daisy said...

Pretty plants, Betsy! Must be a neat place to visit! :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Looking forward to my outside plants to turn green again, like the georgeous plants here!!

Season tickets was sure a Great idea, Betsy!! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen xoxoxo

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

This is better than any drug on the market...greenery makes me so happy. I don't know any of the names but I sure enjoyed the photos!!!

Linda said...

These are beautiful, Betsy. Thanks for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Really neat captures of the tropical flowers.
Your change in layout inspired me to change.

Mamma has spoken said...

Don't know any of their names but they sure are beautiful!

LV said...

I never got to see this pretty conservatory when I was there a long time ago. Glad you at least let us share in it through your lens.

Loren said...

Oh I DO LOVe these plants! The one with hearts is my favorite but I also love the curly one too! I am like you, not so great at keeping them alive! My Daddy had an amazing green thumb! He could grow ANYTHING!!!

Isn't it wonderful all the beautiful things the Lord creates for us to enjoy :)

Thank you for sharing! Love and hugs to you!

Shug said...

Wow Betsy, I really running late today, but I am so glad to be able to stop by. I love the pictures. Your pics are always so clear. Would you believe that we are in the nursery business and I don't really know the names of any of these plants. I guess the reason is because we grow TREES! Mainly Pecan Trees...
I have always loved plants of all kinds. One of my favorite things to do is to go to all the Nurery conventions and shows...so many unusual plants!
glad you had the opportunity to see all the greenery!
Warm Hugs,
Shug

Denise said...

I hope I get there one of these days. You have taken some gorgeous photos again Betsy.

Lynda said...

I have no clue about most of them but I know another blogger who would probably know if you want her name. She lives up north and worked with plants for many years.

carolina nana said...

On one of those trips you make to the Biltmore House you need to come down the road about 20 minutes to see me.
I feel much better tonight and I was right the dentist didn't know what happened yesterday and said I would never have to wait again.
Have a blessed tomorrow
Marilyn

SquirrelQueen said...

You found some really beautiful plants at the Biltmore House Betsy. I'm glad Darla came up with the names, the only one I knew was the bromeliad.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice to see tropical plants over there.

Janie said...

The plants are all beautiful, Betsy. The heart shaped leaves were really appropriate for your Valentine's day visit.