Like I said in my last post about the Biltmore House, I got lots of photos of the gardens! Even though it was early September, the flowers were still blooming beautifully, as I will attempt to show you by my photos. :-)
I really don’t know the name of these, but I thought they were so beautiful! If it’s possible for a flower to look simple and sweet, I think these do. :-)
Out in the gardens, there is a place to have weddings/receptions, and they were setting up for one while we were there…could you imagine having your wedding at a place like that??? Quite the occasion, I’d say!
I know most of my photos are “detail pictures,” but this one should give you a little bit of an idea of how extensive it was. There were multiple sections that were at least this big!
These were so pretty!
I loved the way they grew almost on a vine, and not a stalk…it made them look more “free.” :-)
I think these are some sort of daisy, but I’m not sure.
This was an interesting flower. I don’t remember seeing anything quite like it before, but it was neat.
The succulents were pretty.
There’s just something about an orchid that I love! I’ll even tolerate pink ones, but I like non-pink ones much better. ;-)
Most (or all, I don’t remember) of the orchids were in greenhouses. There were, naturally, the regular outside gardens, and also water gardens, with water lilies and everything. Lots of variety!
Colleen really liked these, but of course she did, because they’re purple, haha.
These may be my favorites! I thought they were gorgeous! So happy looking, without being too prim and proper. ;-)See? Water lilies!
These things were crazy! They were like plates, that were giant, that floated, that were actually leaves. haha
You can kind of get an idea of the size of this flower, if you notice the dragon fly on top of the bud. :-)
So, which ones are your favorite? :-)
Next up, next state…Tennessee!