Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to FEBRUARY!!!! My header picture this month is a photo I took of the fireplace in our home. The warmth of the fire helped us get through a VERY cold January. February is known as the Month of LOVE. SO I wish you love, joy, peace, happiness and lots of Laughter...

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,