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Thursday, May 12, 2011

OH---Those Gorgeous AZALEAS

NOTE:  This post was done before our vacation --and is not pictures from this past week.  As you know,  we have season's passes to Biltmore --so we try to go there once every month or so.  These pictures were taken on 4/14/11 ---and when we went back on 5/7/11,  things were very different.

SO---here are some pictures from our trip (4/14/11) to the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  IF you missed the first post from that trip,  click HERE.  As you can imagine,  I have many more Biltmore pictures to share --from several of our visits!!!!!

Today I am featuring JUST Azaleas--since they were so pretty when we were there... No words are needed to describe these beauties!!!  SO--just sit back and enjoy!




















Above is an interesting picture of the entire Biltmore House and Gardens.  Since we have a Geo-tracker which tracks where we've been and where we take pictures,  we got this neat  picture of the entire estate.  You may need to click on it to make it larger --so that you can see the entire place.

We have marked where things are --so that you'll be able to see where we've been.  In the Winter,  we spent most of the time inside the Conservatory.   On 4/11,  we visited the Walled Garden (where we saw mostly Tulips) and we hiked down to see the Azaleas.. We also walked on down to the bass pond and the waterfall... SO---there will be more pictures to come!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugs,

NOTE:  Blogger had a huge problem and lost all of my comments on this blog.  I had about 30 comments --before it republished with NO comments.. 

44 comments:

Tricia said...

It sure would be nice to visit there one day... I'd love to take the tour of the house! =) The azaleas are gorgeous, of course! =)

Tricia said...

I don't know why it only shows a T for my name on the comment above... I didn't change it... I'm going to have to check into that!

amelia said...

This reminds me of Wisley gardens in England. If you have a spare minute you could Google it and put it on your list of places to visit!! Then I could see it again through your pictures!!

Very, very lovely Betsy. No wonder you keep going back..

Sandra said...

simply gorgeous. mother had azaleas surrounding her house on three sides, most of them taller than me, 3 different colors. these bring back fond memories.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Azaleas! I loved the Biltmore and want to go back someday.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely blooms, I have never tried to grow this flower.Last time i was in Oregon they were growing all over the home I stayed in.

Tricia said...

I don't know what happened for sure, but it looks as though someone has gotten into my blog info & changed some things... I never displayed a T for my 1st name or a last name at all & my last name was entered on my profile... I changed my password, so hopefully that takes care of it. Why can't people just mind their own business? It's awful!

Sorry about all this, Betsy, but your blog was the 1st I'd noticed a lone T displayed for my name... strange! LoL! =)

Karin said...

With such beauties to see, it's no wonder it's on your fav list and you got season's pass! Thanks so much for sharing all these lovely photos with us! We're blowing in the wind today and I'm off to work - a half day and then run a bunch of errands! God bless!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful flowers, seems like I can smell them :) Nice Biltmore, such a big place!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Azaleas always remind me of a childhood visit to Callaway gardens. Beautiful!!!

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, What beautiful colors in today's photos! John and I visited Biltmore on our honeymoon in Nov. many years ago - that place is pretty even in the winter! Enjoy your day.

Chatty Crone said...

The azaleas are gorgeous! And not everyone is a master gardener and fortunately azaleas are hardy - we even have some in our yard - they haven't bloomed yet - a little late aren't they?

Love the beauty of the Biltmore.

Janice K said...

Wow! How I wish I could get them to grow here. So, so beautiful.

Larry said...

I've loved visiting the Biltmore a couple of times... need to do it again soon! And the azaleas... wow! These are garden moods that I try to emulate in our cold climate, but there is nothing like those southern gardens for exuberance of bloom! Larry

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The azaleas are lovely!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the azaleas look fabulous!

...so beautiful blooms. look heavenly!

big hugs!

betty

Linda said...

Our azalea is just now hitting its stride. It should peak this week if the warm weather continues. Beautiful photos, as always.

Adelinet said...

Biltmore is my favorite place! It's so beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of your photos.

Ginny said...

I love azaleas!! And these are beautiful. That's a whole lot of walking!! Perhaps bus tours through the garden with frequent stops, ha ha!

Darla said...

The Azaleas sure did put on a show, glad you got to see them..

Arkansas Patti said...

Amazing shots. I love azaleas but have to be content with other peoples. I can grow most things but I have the kiss of death for azaleas.

*Honest Abe said...

Patty and I have been there on at least two occasions. It is a beautiful estate and the drive in is so much better than the drive out.

Lana said...

Nothing says SOUTH to me like those beautiful azaleas! Thanks for brightening my day!

Diane said...

Beautiful flowers Betsy.

Shug said...

Gorgeous...I sure hope to someday visit Biltmore....Since I really appreciate the beauty in flowers, I know it would be a place I would truly enjoy...
thanks for sharing...
shug

A Brit in Tennessee said...

They have the most beautiful timeless gardens, I'm hoping to visit this late summer.
Gorgeous Azaleas.
~Jo

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This series of pictures is just what I needed on this cold a dreary day.I feel like I have just walked through the most beautiful garden,oh,I did,through your pictures.Thanks for the beauty.

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos, Betsy! Those azaleas are so pretty. I don't think those do very well up here.

Dar said...

What gorgeous tours you take us on. I tried growing Azaleas once in our zone 3, and failed. The deer also seemed to snack on them. You can never trick a deer especially if you plant things in his domain, (which seems to be ev-er-y-where!)
BlessYourHearts Hi George

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Blogger Problems... Lost all comments

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Beautiful azaleas, in a rainbow of colors!

Ann said...

beautiful azaleas. That must be one fabulous place to visit.

Rose said...

I know you mentioned this in your post today, but I was thinking about the one the other day when you showed the ones at your house. Was just visiting George's blog, and it dawned on me that last night when I finally sat down to visit blogs, that was when they were working on them so did not even visit since I couldn't comment.

Anyway, these are absolutely gorgeous, Betsy...so glad I came back to look.

Sarah and the toot just left for home a little bit ago. We did not go to the creeks today since they are all still really high around here. Hoping soon though.

Fred Alton said...

I love azaleas! Beautiful!

KathyA said...

Can you hear me ooohing and ahhhing???

Lynda said...

So many & so beautiful! It must be like the Garden of Eden and the New Heaven!

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing these colorful blooms from Biltmore. John and I were at Biltmore on our honeymoon long ago and it is a pretty place even in Nov.
I hope you will get to go again in Autumn!

Carletta said...

I didn't use to care so much for azaleas but they are growing on me again. I think the hot and humidity of Virginia where we lived had a lot to do with it.
These are gorgeous!
I think I need to get to the Biltmore someday. :)

Jo said...

Beautiful Betsy. I love the sound of your Geotracker. You and George are so tech-savvy! Brilliant. You cleared up a mystery for me. My sil sent me a text on my cell phone on Thursday (Grant and I were travelling away from home) and said she loved my blog about our smallest grands who turns one next week. Yesterday while we were still on the road, she asked why my blog post had disappeared. When I arrived home and logged on I saw it was back on my dashboard and no comments! Bless you for always visiting me. (((Hugs))) Jo x

LV said...

Been to this lovely place once, but would dearly love to go back. I would certainly enjoy all these lovely azaleas. Since blogger had me so confused, I missed my comments.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful, beautiful! One of these days, I'm going to make it to Biltmore. :)

B. Meandering said...

During the blogger mess, I was trying to get ready and leave for Cinci, so I gave up trying to communicate on it. I lost a chunk of my comments on my Motion post, but they were in my emails, so that helped.
Now I'm trying to catch up some.

These azaleas are gorgeous, Betsy.
Their beauty speaks for itself.

Linda said...

The photos of these azaleas are amazing. They outshine the one I've posted of the azalea in our daughter's garden, although it's special because it was a gift to her and we've seen it flourish over a couple of years.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous...azaleas are just heavenly and I love your map...great idea...