Monday, December 12, 2011

More ORCHIDS from Biltmore

If you missed the last post showing the gorgeous ORCHIDS at the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina,  click HERE.   Today I'll show you a few more photos of those beautiful orchids.   Above is a favorite of mine... Love that color!!!  Be sure to enlarge the photos for some bigger pictures.




This little white one is simple ---but oh, how gorgeous... Orchids are hard to grow --unless you live in a tropical area.   When I was younger,  a friend's mother used to grow orchids in her home.  She had a sun room ---and could keep it just the right temperature in order to grow them.  They were gorgeous!!!   In the Conservatory at the Biltmore---they grow them in one of their rooms in which the conditions are perfect for them...  Some of the plants at the Biltmore need a HOT room and some need a cool room.. They offer it all inside the Conservatory.




This purple color just jumped out at me... I love the color, purple,  anyhow ---and this one was beautiful.




Here is another beautiful orchid... I don't know how many different varieties of orchids there are,  but there must be MANY.




I love yellow flowers ---so this one called my name also... Isn't it pretty?




Here is another gorgeous color...  Is this magenta?  Whatever the color is,  these orchids are beautiful...

Hope you enjoyed seeing the orchids from the Biltmore Conservatory.   We are buying season's passes again this next year since we love that place so much.  We hope to do what we did this year and go there during all seasons....

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

62 comments:

Maple Lane said...

It would be difficult to choose a favorite; they are so lovely. Hope you have a good day, Betsy.

Valerie said...

Oh, that third one is my favorite. The purple so deep and yet the little variation that is speckled upon it!
Such a beautiful place. I just read a book (fiction) about a maid living there. (Maid to Match Deeanne Gist) Very cool. All I could think of was you - as I read!

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each colour and shape is gorgeous.

Jo said...

Every one is beautiful, Betsy, but my favourite is the yellow one with your name. Thanks for the walk through the Biltmore Conservatory! Blessings Jo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So pretty! I do love orchids

Sandra said...

i thought the purple was my favorite but now am changing to the yellow. those colors are amazing. orchids are the one plant bob can't grow, someone gave me one and it died.

Dorothy said...

It's wonderful to see flowers on this cold December day!

Catherine said...

All these pretty colors make me happy this morning Betsy! I'm tired of our white already! :(

Have a happy Monday!
xo Catherine

Linda G. said...

The orchids are lovely, and you photographed them so beautifully.

Snap said...

Beautiful! I love orchids.

Big Dude said...

Beautiful shots as always Betsy

Pam said...

I have two orchids, I love them. I would love to visit the Biltmore and see all of these!

Annesphamily said...

Ypou should win an award for your wonderful photos! I love these gorgeous orchids. So pretty Have a terrific week. Anne

Small City Scenes said...

The Orchids are beautiful. My Mother loved Orchids and one of us children always saw to it that she had one or several at her house.
My Mother passed away on Sunday. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Each one looks delicate. I must confess the purple and magenta were my favorites. Thanks for sharing. Peace

Linda said...

So beautiful. Another nice set of photos. Maybe George should apply for a gardener job at the Biltmore. :)

TexWisGirl said...

the feathery ones are intriguing, but the white ones in your 2nd photo are just GLORIOUS!!!

HolleyGarden said...

Thanks for saying orchids are hard to grow! I have killed several, and everyone that grows them well says they're so easy!!! These are gorgeous.

CottonLady said...

All are just beautiful! I am partial to the close up of the purple one, too. Such delicate flowers!

Linda@VS said...

All of these orchids are beautiful, but the purple speckled one wins the prize for most original. It's so vivid and so different from the others. Thanks for sharing, Betsy.

gigihawaii said...

So incredibly beautiful, Betsy! I love these pictures. Great job!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my that purple one jumped out at me - whew! And the yellow one. Awesome. sandie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes she is beautiful!! all orchids are!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, My favorite is the yellow. By the way, I was in the Glade this AM at about 9:00 and saw four White-tailed Deer on St. George fairly near where the turn off is to go to the marina. I have never seen deer in that area before. Just a side note. Have a super good day today!

Diane said...

These are all beautiful Betsy, but I love those purple ones. Diane

Neal said...

Gorgeous....are you trying to make me forget that winter is coming? :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

They are all so gorgeous that I can't choose a favorite! Lovely photos to brighten up this cloudy and gloomy day. Thanks, Betsy!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love all these photos, Betsy. As always these are great shots. I also like your header photos very much. Have a Merry Christmas!

Happyone:-) said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Ms. A said...

These are gorgeous! My aunt had a room in of all things, her basement, where she grew some kind of orchids. I don't know what kind they were, but they thrived!

Beatriz said...

Hello Betsy
Your photos are supreme!!!
How beautiful orchids and its lots of colors!
A lovely day!
Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Ann said...

They are all so pretty but I think the purple ones are my favorite. Glad to hear you got season passes for next year, that means we get to see more of your beautiful pictures :)

imac said...

What colours Betsy you provide,
On a wet winters night outside.

Karin said...

These are stunning! Each one a beauty in its own right- no fair to compare and I don't dare! My orchid is not doing well after our move. It lost two leaves already. I think I may just buy another and start over. A friend of mine has just the perfect greenhouse for them - maybe he can do something with it! It's the pure white one! Love that mottled purple and the feathered yellow!! Thanks for sharing!

Fred Alton said...

I always loved orchids. Did I tell you that Dad always gave my Mom orchids for Mother's Day? She loved them too. Most were similar to the first picture in this blog.

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice selection, I enjoyed them well.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I WISH I lived close enough to have a season pass....what a gorgeous place to visit. I adore the orchids!!!

carolina nana said...

Thanks for a touch of spring color on this dreary day.
Biltmore House is an amazingly beautiful place.
Blessings
Marilyn

Rohrerbot said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Sometimes I need a break from those hot rooms:) It can be a little much, but these rooms contain some really lovely flowers:)

KathyA said...

MAGNIFICENT!! And those two purple orchids are just breathtaking.

Daisy said...

They are really lovely, Betsy. There really does seem to be something for you to enjoy during each season. :)

Lynda said...

Such gorgeous beauties and indeed a welcome sight here during this brown season! When we retire, we might visit Biltmore on a regular basis like you all do. It is a wonderful place.

Glenda said...

Those yellows and purples are stunning!

Larry said...

The yellow cattleya looks very similar to one I have called Ports of Paradise 'Emerald Isle'... in fact I'm sitting four feet from it right now and it is tremendously fragrant this time of the night. I also enjoy the purple Vanda that you have displayed... I have one that I've rebloomed twice so far... they are a lovely plant! Larry

Andrea said...

Hi Betsy, i am sure you've seen them a few times from my older posts on orchid shows here in my city. It is amazing how you at the temperate climates have simulated their growth requirements pretty well, just that you people can appreciate them fully. But do you know that those phytotron or conservatory, you call it, involves a lot of energy. The energy mainly comes from electricity, fossil fuels and 'greenhouse gasses', which now is very alarming for our planet, causing much of our climate changes. And who knows how fast we will be reaping the consequences of peoples' whims and fancies, vanity and pride! Whew! LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Betsy, all of the orchids are so beautiful. I love each and every one but the purple speckled one is my favorite. It's nice to see all the beautiful colors right now, we haven't seen the sun is almost a week. Every thing is white from the ice fog but the gray skies are getting a little boring.

diane b said...

Orchids are such a beautiful and exotic flower. They always remind me of Singapore as that is where I saw the biggest and most orchids ever. I love the purple ones in your post.

Denise said...

Orchids are the most amazing flower aren't they? Your photos are incredible Betsy.

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory, I can almost smell the fragrance arisin' for the screen!!!

Ya sure know how to feed a gals Obsessive Compulsive Flower Disorder right here smack in the brown and barren gardens of mine!

'Just beautiful sweetie!

God bless ya and have an awesome day!!!

Hop over if ya get a chance. Giveaway...my place...I'll leave the door open! :o)

Diana said...

All so lovely, Betsy. BTW, love your header photo!

Nezzy said...

Answer to your question sweetie...Many of my sayin's came from my Granny Walden. She was full of 'em. Others are some I've picked up in these hills and hollers for years.

Others just pop into my head at the strangest times and I write 'em down for future use. The 'hungry 300 lb. truck driver at and all you can eat buffet...just flowed while I was writin'.

Now inquirin' minds know! Heeehehehe!!!

God bless ya sweetie! :o)

Ginny said...

There are over a hundred thousand different kinds of orchids, and 800 new ones are added each year, I'm not kidding! My favorites are the first one and the yellow one. I love the delicate fringing, it looks like someone pulled a thread on fabric and it started to unravel!

Amish Stories said...

A very nice way Betsy to add color to the approaching holidays, and the grey skies we are having. And thank you for your blog visits as well, i think the camera loves you and it shows. Richard

Diane AZ said...

Orchids sure are hard to grow, but the Biltmore does a marvelous job of giving them all they need. They are all beautiful and healthy looking. Thanks for the photo tour!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

How beautiful they all are! It's so great that you and George get to enjoy all the beauty at Biltmore. I enjoy your visits there. :)

Pam said...

Hi Betsy, They are all beautiful. I have never seen the yellow one before, its absolutely gorgeous and the most unusual orchard I've seen. It would make a lovely addition to our orchard collection.

I hope you are well n happy,
Warm hugs, Pam

Pam said...

Make that an orchard of orchids, Betsy.. I must have had a brain freeze with all the snow in your background :)

~mel said...

Oh those beautiful flowers! You make me drool... and I always thought just food and sex did that to me:)

Rose said...

These are just gorgeous! So very beautiful, but not as beautiful as Lorelei;-)

Carletta said...

I see orchids in the grocery store at various times and think how I'd love to have one. I doubt I could keep it alive. :)
These are gorgeous! I also like the purple ones and that last shot is just beautiful!

Pat Tillett said...

As always...Beautiful photos Betsy!

Annesphamily said...

such gorgeous flowers! They are so beautiful and delicate! Love all the beautiful colors!