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Friday, May 17, 2013

Playing in the TULIPS

George and I made another trip to one of our favorite places,  the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville,  North Carolina,  on April  16, 2013 in order to see some of their Spring flowers,  specifically the TULIPS...  AND--we weren't disappointed... Above is a photo we took of us in the Walled Garden, near those beautiful tulips.  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.




Here is a picture I took from the  arbor (walkway between the gardens in the Walled Garden).  Isn't this just gorgeous?




Here is a close-up of some of the flowers  (there are others besides tulips) along both sides of the arbor.




I love looking at the gardens through one of the oval windows...

Now I'll share with you several other photos with no explanation.  Hope you enjoy seeing more of the TULIPS --from different areas of the gardens.  (NOTE also that there were LOTS of people around that day.  I love zapping them OUT of my photos!!!! ha)











Hope you enjoyed seeing all of the Tulips today!!!  We have had quite a few in our yard --but not nearly as many as Biltmore... WOW!!!!!

There is one more photo which I hope you have seen.  It is from my Photo Blog --and showed the Walled Garden at Biltmore from a distance (from the hill we climbed up on beside the gardens).  Click HERE to see that photo now that you have seen the tulips up close.

We did see other beautiful flowers on this latest trip to Biltmore --but that will be in another post!!!!

Hope you have a great weekend.  I will see you on Monday!

Hugs,

55 comments:

Miss Debbie said...

I love tulips! These are gorgeous!

Ms. A said...

Everything looks so lovely and I really like the shot of you and George sitting in the grass. Nice!

Maple Lane said...

Breathtaking photos, Betsy and I love the photo of you and George. Have a great weekend.

Beth said...

Tulips did not do well here with our fluctuating temps this spring, so I'm thrilled to still 'see' some. Incredibly beautiful, Betsy. I esp. like the striated ones--white and yellow ones with orangish red stripes. And those maroon ones are awesome--I've not sen that color in a tulip before! Thanks for brightening my morning!:>)♥b

Terri said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy.

Big Dude said...

The flowers are gorgeous, but then again, so are yours.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Tulips are happy flowers, like pansies. What a wonderful treat to see so many of them all in one place. Love the photo of your and George and love the lattice arbor wall with oval cutouts.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

Serenity Cove said...

Beautiful! Would love to go there and see them myself if only it was closer.
We went to Kingwood Center in Mansfield last week and their tulips were blooming too.

Shug said...

Good Morning Betsy..
I so enjoy all the photos that you post of all the gorgeous flowers. The tulips are absolutely stunning. I can just imagine how great it would be to see them with my own eyes. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, I just wish they had a longer life!! You and George have a happy Friday.
hugs to you both
shug

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Lovely Lovely Gardens of Tulips.. Love all those beautiful array of colors.. Hugs Judy

linda m said...

Thank you for the tulip fix; I needed that. Ours are just starting to bloom - it's a very slow start to the growing
season around here. Have a great weekend.

Linda Gross said...

The tulips are gorgeous! This is the weekend where it would have been likely that we would have visited Biltmore. We couldn't miss the twins' first birthday though.

Joy said...

Marvelous tulips:)

Nellie said...

Biltmore does have beautiful gardens! You were there at the perfect time.

Have a good week-end!

Hugs,
Nellie

Janice K said...

What a sight! It kind of reminds me of one of the areas in the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.

Neal said...

Gorgeous Betsy...aren't the absolutely gorgeous

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful tulips! Reminds me of my visit last year to the Tulip Festival here in Washington! Superb captures as always, Betsy!! It does look like a glorious day!! Have a beautiful weekend!!

Jeevan said...

Tulips are naturally gorgeous flowers and the arrangements made in the garden were extending the beauty! Lovely captures from the garden and the picture are fascinating quite :)

Enjoy the spring weekend

Small City Scenes said...

Ah, the Tulips are gorgeous as are that happy couple in the first shot. The fields of Tulips in the valley are all gone but we got pictures to remember them. MB

A Brit in Tennessee said...

They have the most amazing gardens, those Tulips being their Spring display, with many more varieties that are displayed all year through.
Breathtakingly gorgeous !
~Jo

Sandra said...

the only tulips i have seen are in the nurserys here and in walmart. these are truly amazing and acres of them.. stunning colors and i can hardly image the work it took to plant them all.

Linda said...

The blocks of tulips in shades of one colour are very impressive, either up close, or even more so, far away. They look good in a formal setting like Biltmore.

Arkansas Patti said...

Now that is how to have tulips. By the zillions.
However, I think those two blue and green ones growing in the grass are pretty special also.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I want to get there to Biltmore some day. Those gardens are spectacular-looking, aren't they? Have a great weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

I have truly enjoyed tiptoeing through the tulips with you! They sure do know how to plant them and they are just beautiful! You know the time to go up there to see the beauty for sure. Love, sandie

Linda said...

I'll bet you saw tulips in your dreams that night, didn't you? What an amazing display of color.

Ginny said...

I had two favorites, but as I scrolled all that changed. They are all just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the tulips through the oval! The last few are even more awesome!

Ginny said...

You climbed that hill with all the trees on it? That picture almost looks like two that were put together, the top and bottom are so different.

Jo said...

Stunningly beautiful Betsy. And here I was thinking that you only saw tulips in such huge swathes and beautiful colors in Holland. Wow, too gorgeous. I love the pic of you and George too. (((Hugs))) Jo

Susannah said...

Hi Betsey, I love the picture of you and George sitting on the lawn. It is so natural and you both look so good. These tulips are stunning. So nice that you got to go to the Biltmore again this year.

Susannah

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Betsy,these are spectacular. I love the fence with ht oval windows.Makes a great frame as you have shown. Wow! Love,love,love all of these. Have a great weekend.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The arbor is stunning in itself too, but gosh the tulips were intoxicating visually! Beautfiful Betsy and oh that pic of you and George? just lovely
!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, your photos are always gorgeous, dear betsy.
i especially like the one of you and your hubby, and also those tulips.
the colours are really amazing!

breathtaking!

have a lovely weekend~

Rose said...

Oh, my Betsy! Gorgeous, gorgeous shots. Love them all.

MTWaggin said...

They are so pretty and you guys are too! :)

troutbirder said...

Oh my what spectacular tulip beds. Unbelievable...:)

SquirrelQueen said...

Did you two go tiptoeing through the tulips?

I love the row after row of gorgeous colors. My tulips did not do well this year with all the wind and freezing temps.

Happy Weekend!

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures, Betsy! I know you and George enjoyed being there!

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, Betsy! The tulips are absolutely amazing! So gorgeous! Great pictures. It must have been so fun to get to see those.

Annie said...

I've never seen so many tulips in one place. I have to say it but I think I like this better than a rose garden. Well, until I seen a rose garden then I'll be back to that.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, I love the tulips. Gorgeous colors and blooms. Have a happy weekend!

Ann said...

It is gorgeous and so easy to see why it's one of your favorite places to go.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is a lot of tulips! I really like the dark reddish purple ones.

Donna said...

Gorgeous photos! We were just there on Thursday with some out-of-town friends. We hadn't gone in about a dozen years, so we were shocked to see all of the changes that have occurred since then. Some good and some bad. But the gardens never fail to delight us. All the tulips were gone and replaced with blooming annuals. And would you believe that I didn't tag along a camera? LOL! I wanted to give our guests my full attention.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That's amazing. How do they plant so many? Do they scoop back the soil and put down all the bulbs then dump soil over them? Or, do they put each in individually? Either way, beautiful!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what stunning shots! So magical.

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy,

These pictures are gorgeous, all the lovely colours.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Eva

Catherine said...

Arne't you two just the cutest sitting there on the grass. Such a beautiful place to go visit. I can see why it makes you happy to go there!@
xo Catherine

Small Kucing said...

I really envy you being able to see tulip in such vast number.

My side...they import tulip once a year for charity event.

The Incredible Woody said...

One of these days I need to visit the Biltmore!

Carletta said...

Tulip time looks like the best time to go! Gorgeous!
Love the shot of you and George on the grass!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE the tulips....makes me want to 'tiptoe' through them. :)
XO

Andrea said...

Oh Betsy, it's good that a small Netherlands is very accessible to you. They are wonderful photos. BTW, i laughed at your comment to my pet post, you are my first visitor.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm trying to catch up on blog reading! The tulips are amazing! So pretty.

Chris Rohrer said...

That's a whole lot of tulips!!! I'd love to see this one day. Fields and fields of tulips as far as the eye can see.....