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Friday, January 17, 2014

Beautiful Flowers in Winter

Amaryllis
When we visited the Conservatory at Biltmore House and Gardens on Dec. 2, 2013,  we captured some gorgeous shots of their Poinsettias and Amaryllis blooms.  Today, I'll share some of these with you.  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.


Poinsettias

Poinsettias and more Poinsettias



Poinsettias


Amaryllis


Poinsettias


Amaryllis


Poinsettias


Poinsettias


Poinsettias

Poinsettia Tree
As you can imagine,  after seeing all of this beauty,  George and I were definitely in the mood for Christmas.  Now that it's well into January,  I must admit that since I love Christmas SO much,  I go through a 'down' time after it is all over...  There's just so much beauty and so much joy during the Christmas season.  I only wish there was a way we could keep that kind of enthusiasm about life going the rest of the year.  But--just like life itself,  there are always ups and downs!!!!!  Fun fun!!!!

NOTE:  Anyone getting an email from me (with a Cox.net address)--do NOT open it. I will not send out an email just with a link.  The one that hubby got, was a link and said AMAZING.   I must have gotten spammed!  I will change passwords AGAIN.  Thanks..

Another NOTE:  NOTE:  Anyone with Google+  may want to read THIS if you don't want your name used in advertisements --which you may not recommend.

Have a great day.

Hugs,

50 comments:

doo said...

Wonderful pictures of the flowers and I agree with you...kind of let down once Christmas has gone by but trying to keep it upbeat here in our tiny little world :-) Thank you for the information on the google plus deal..went and unchecked that little box!
Have a great weekend!!
deb

Ms. A said...

Lots and lots of beautiful reds!

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous flowers. Our spotted Poinsettias are still doing well and We did not have any Amaryllis this year. I don't know why either. We had a living tree this year and it is so beautiful. I have it at the corner but soon we will move it somewhere else. MB

Andrea said...

Oh Betsy, i thought the amaryllis are yours, i will ask for some bulbs, haha. Unfortunately, they are in the conservatory. But everything there is colorful, love the poinsettias too but i don't want them in mine, just want to look at them.

diane b said...

Al those beautiful Pointsettias, just gorgeous. I love the way they make a tree out of them.

Catherine said...

How wonderful to get to enjoy some lovely flowers in the winter!

Wishing you a most happy weekend Betsy!
xo Catherine

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that poinsettia tree would truly be a conversation piece! Wow.

Neal said...

All those are gorgeous. I would like to go there again sometimes.

David said...

Betsy, We do miss the flowers and the greenery this time of the year... I'm just happy to see blue skies and sunshine! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
Today I have learned that poinsettia's are different colours! I didn't know that, I thought they were all a ruby red, beautiful pics! and here's to lots of fun this year too!! x x x

Eva Ason said...

Gorgeous pictures!
Have a lovely weekend!

linda m said...

Beautiful flowers. Just looking at the warm greenhouse warmed me up. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love that they always have such an assortment of flowers year round there. Beautiful shots!

Out on the prairie said...

Had friends over the next week so had a few previews. Lovely area

Our photos said...

Wonderful photos of the flowers!

The Furry Gnome said...

Betsy, every time I open your blog and see that red cardinal I smile!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love LOVE love the Biltmore gardens. You are so lucky to be able to visit as much as you do; so special. I really love the variegated poinsettias!!
Stay warm.

Sandra said...

my niece had a Dec 13th wedding a few years ago and had a poinsettia tree like the one at the end of your post. beautiful colors and oh so festive

Janice K said...

That placed is so beautiful year around. I probably will never get to see it in person, so I really appreciate seeing your pictures.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are beautiful shots. I find that red flowers are more difficult to capture properly,but you did a great job.

Blackberry Lane said...

Awesome photos! I love seeing more of Biltmore House. It's been a long time since we've been. Have a good weekend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful flowers! I always miss the beauty of Christmas when everything is put away. The lights, the color just make the house look so festive and when that is put away, it is soooo boring. Ha!
Have a fun weekend!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a delight seeing all that color. I am living in a state of beige here.
Part of the after holiday let down is taking down decorations. Homes that use to be great suddenly look blah without all the glitter.
I don't decorate because of Minnie so I don't have that. I just enjoy other peoples.

Shug said...

Beautiful ..... Beautiful! and how about that poinsettia tree? absolutely beautiful... so glad that you have the opportunity to go there often..Thanks for sharing with us...
hugs to ya
Shug

camp and cottage living said...

Betsy
The flowers are so beautiful!
Just think another holiday, Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Terry and Linda said...

Did you sign on to Google+? I haven't, but I know lots of my friends have. They keep sending my invitations to join...I don't think so.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I want to go to the Biltmore some day! Beautiful holiday flowers. Poinsettias used to be very exotic Mexican flowers and are now extremely popular all over America. We had a hedge of 8' tall Poinsettias in our yard in Los Angeles when I was a girl. Have a super good weekend!

Daisy said...

Gorgeous flowers, Betsy! I hope you have a great weekend!

Happyone said...

Those flowers are gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful collection of flowers and photos, Betsy! Have a happy weekend!

Ann said...

wow, so pretty. I love the poinsettia tree.

Susie Swanson said...

Just gorgeous. Even though they're Poinsettias they give me spring fever just looking at them. I love the tree also. Hope you enjoy your weekend and don't get snowed in. Hugs..

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the Amaryllis are gorgeous. so many colors. i love how you keep me updated on all that goes on at the Biltmore. thanks for that. can't wait to see what happens there next. when will you go again? ( :

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These flower photos are really beautiful. And I think you've found a way to extend our Christmas joy with them. :)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Just beautiful! Massed flowers make such an impact! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Bouncin Barb said...

For the past 15 years or so I have bought Amryllis bulbs for my birthday and had beautiful blooms for Christmas. This was the first year I didn't do it. Maybe that was a sign of things to come! lol. I love them and how quickly they grow and open. Love your pictures!

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Linda@arichtapestry said...

What a lovely lot of different varieties of poinsettia in the botanical gardens. I've never been able to keep them going at home. I have an artificial one in a pot with two robins which I've kept out for this season as we have a lot of red in our decor. I do like the paler coloured flowers though and I'm looking forward to Springtime!

Betty Manousos said...

aw, always great to see your flowers, betsy. i really love the poinsettia tree. looks so mighty and lovely! the baltimore gardens are beautiful, too.

have a fabulous weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, everything there is so beautiful and colorful!

big hugs~

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness what a gorgeous Poinsettia Tree.

Joy said...

Those flowers are awesome! Love them:)
Have a joyful weekend Betsy:)

carolina nana said...

Your pictures make me sad. I had bought a ticket to the Biltmore House to go with Rebekah and some of her family that came in for Christmas. Our day was the Friday after Christmas and I was so sick and coughing every breath I didn't get to go. She said it was a good thing I didn't because it was so crowded that day the house was actually shut down because of fire rules. They finally got to go in because they had pre-purchased tickets but it was so crowded it was unreal.
My ticket is still good so we are going to try it next year before Christmas.
I don't like big crowds, that's why I love your tickets because there is no crowd and we freely roam the trails all around the estate.
Thanks again and have a blessed weekend
Marilynb

Chatty Crone said...

You know if you took the time and figured it out I bet you could have flowers growing all the time - like one grows, then the next, and so
forth.

I really like the Amaryllis.

Love, sandie

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful flowers; love the red color! The red brightens the gray days that we have been having.

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, those are beautiful! Loved seein them.

Beatriz said...

Hi Betsy
Yous beautiful photos and your incredible sensitivity, as usual!
Your year is starting so cold, I suppose, while here in the south, the heat gets unbearable sometimes!
Have a nice rest of sunday and a great week!!!
Hugs
Bia

Elenka said...

I love flowers. One of nature's masterpieces. There are other masterpieces, i.e.. the fluffy snow we got yesterday, beautiful, but….
Well, I won't go there.

Miss Debbie said...

Poinsettias and amaryllis..both such beautiful flowers. Love the variety of colors!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Each photo prettier than the one before it (or after it). Really nice photos Betsy!