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Monday, May 19, 2014

Azalea Gardens


We visit the Biltmore Estate in nearby Asheville frequently.  Typically we go to see one certain area and spend a couple of hours enjoying the magnificent gardens.  The focus of this trip last May was the azalea gardens.


They were spectacular




 Many varieties and colors




 I especially loved this one




 Oh, and there were a few tulips as well


We'll be heading back to the Biltmore on Thursday specifically to see the rose garden.  Friday and Saturday the Biltmore hosts the International Rose Trials so we expect the roses to be in full bloom.  The weather is supposed to be unseasonably warm (as opposed to our unseasonably cool weekend) and sunny.  I can't wait.



11 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

Thank you! So beautiful...thank you, thank you, thank you!

robin andrea said...

Those are such beautiful gardens. So much spectacular color!

Cheryl said...

It makes me feel happy just looking at those images.
So very beautiful, spectacular colours :)

troutbirder said...

Oh how I wish we could grow them here. Only a few winter hardy types are available...

Arkansas Patti said...

Just beautiful. I have tried growing azaleas in Florida but have never succeeded.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh how I love Azaleas. We had so many bushes in Ca. but here they don't grow as well. I also love seeing them in the south and in your area. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Noreen

Busy Bee Suz said...

The tulips and azaleas are magnificent! Enjoy your 'rosy' trip too.
Suz

Vicki Lane said...

@I haven't been to the Biltmore House in many years -- the gardens and the greenhouses are amazing, as is the whole shebang. I don't think I've ever been when the roses were in bloom -- tempting...

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Cheryl - As a gardener you would especially appreciate the lovely gardens at Biltmore.

Mary Lee said...

OH MY. . . !!!! I've never been there in the spring. That is certainly an oversight on my part. Azaleas didn't seem to do as well here this year. It was over too fast.

The Bug said...

Gorgeous!!