Our World: Biltmore Orchids

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina.  June 14, 2014.

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina. June 14, 2014.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Betsy and I have had annual passes to Biltmore House and Gardens for several years now.  We get over there several times a year to enjoy the gardens and the grounds of the estate.  But we almost always stop at the Conservatory to visit the Orchid Room as well.

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina.  June 14, 2014.

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina. June 14, 2014.

We don’t grow orchids — I’m not sure we could be successful at it — but we certainly enjoy the beauty and variety of the orchids being grown at Biltmore.

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina.  June 14, 2014.

Orchid in the Conservatory of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Caroliina. June 14, 2014.

Just when it seems we’ve seen just about every possible color and pattern, we turn a corner and see something else which is simply spectacular.

These pictures were taken on a June, 2012, visit to Biltmore.

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19 Responses to “Our World: Biltmore Orchids”

  1. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    I love Biltmore —and I LOVE their Orchids…. Great photos, Honey.
    Love,
    Wifey

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    you would love Selby Gardens here, they have a whole section of different types

  3. Rick Says:

    The Biltmore is an amazing place. I see something new each time I go.

  4. sylviakirks Says:

    Exquisite, colorful flowers and superb captures as always!! And thank you — as always for sharing the beauty with us! A lovely world you have indeed! Enjoy a great week!!

  5. ewok1993 Says:

    orchids are so beautiful, but very challenging to grow i believe.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I need to figure out how far away it is!

  7. dayphoto Says:

    I always love your travels to the Biltmore gardens! Your photos are outstanding so I know that area is outstanding!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  8. ladyfi Says:

    Gorgeous orchids!

  9. Lorri Says:

    What beautiful captures, George. I have been there a couple of times. My favorite tour, other than the gardens, was the roof tour, as strange as that might sound.

  10. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful orchids. Amazing colors.

  11. Jim Says:

    Really beautiful orchids.

  12. Laura Hegfield Says:

    absolutely gorgeous! I hope you will share the love up-close with I Heart Macro too:-)

  13. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Beautiful! That first one is a remarkably deep color.

  14. busy bee suz Says:

    They are just fabulous. I know for sure, you’d find a way to be successful with orchids if you felt the desire. :)

  15. Sartenada Says:

    Gorgeous post George. There was big surprise to me when admiring Your beautiful photos. When I celebrated my 70-years in May, I got the present an orchid, just the same which You show in the second photo from the top!!!

    Now in summer it is on our balcony and it enjoy life there, because it made already a new flower.

  16. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Orchids are so pretty. They’re really pretty easy too. They change verrrry slowwwllly.

  17. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Orchids have always amazed me. I’ve never even tried to grow one. Biltmore is just a beautiful place to visit!

  18. EG CameraGirl Says:

    So beautiful.I wish I had the space to grow such beauties!

  19. l'angevine Says:

    j’aime bien la deuxième

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