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Monday, April 18, 2011

Eye Candy from Biltmore

As I mentioned last week,  George and I took a one day trip to Asheville,  North Carolina,  last Thursday to see some of their gorgeous Spring flowers at the Biltmore House and Gardens.  We are SO glad we went.

This time,  we stayed outside and did not go into the Conservatory.  Instead we walked through the Azalea Gardens and  went down to Bass Pond to see the Bass Pond Waterfall.  Then we went to the Walled Garden to see other flowers (such as a few Daffodils left,  Pansies,  Peonies,  and LOTS of Tulips).  We had a wonderful day ---with sunshine,  a nice breeze,  and temperatures in the 70's.  Life is Good---what else can I say?????

Today I'll share some of the beautiful colors from Biltmore taken on 4/14/11.  Hope you enjoy this 'Eye Candy'.   Above is a picture of a White Dogwood,  a Hot Pink Azalea and a Reddish Orange Azalea.  Pretty, huh?




This picture of all of the gorgeous TULIPS was taken in the Walled Garden.  There is a very nice arbor in the middle of these gardens.




Here is another picture of some of the beautiful Azaleas we saw while walking through these beautifully well-maintained grounds.




I took this picture from the arbor in the Walled Garden.   I loved this picture of the Tulips --with the white Dogwoods in the background.




This is just one of the fabulous white Dogwoods blooming all around the grounds at Biltmore.




This  picture was taken inside the arbor.  The beautiful red Tulips and the little Pansies had been planted along both sides of that walkway.  They were so pretty.





Finally, this may be the largest PEONY bloom I have ever seen.  The bush was filled with these beauties.

Hope you enjoyed seeing more from Biltmore House and Gardens.  There are many more blog posts to come from here.  We hope to go back in May to see more flowers.  I am so glad that we bought seasons'  passes.  This is the best money we have ever spent!!!!!!!   LOVE it!!!!

Hope you had a good weekend.  I offer prayers for those affected by the tornadoes and storms.  We got lucky here in TN --although we did have FIVE inches of rain in about 12 hours.
Hugs,