My World: Tip-Toeing Through the Tulips

Tulips at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. April 14, 2011.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

The Walled Garden (so-called because it is surrounded by a wall) at Biltmore is a formal garden with symmetrical flower beds arranged in patterns.  When we were there last week, most of the blooming flowers were tulips.

Tulips at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. April 14, 2011.

Most of the beds contained two varieties of tulips, selected for their complementary colors.  Sometimes the differences in the shades were subtle, as in this bed of purple tulips.

Tulips at the Biltlmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. April 14, 2011.

The tulip beds at Biltmore were a riot of rich and beautiful color.

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21 Responses to “My World: Tip-Toeing Through the Tulips”

  1. Neal Says:

    George, those are absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Mildred Says:

    I love all these colorful tulips!

  3. Sandra Says:

    i have never seen this many tulips and i would so LOVE to tiptoe through them and around them and of course SNAP them

  4. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Oh my gosh. It’s just amazing seeing that many tulips together.

  5. Jen Says:

    Those are pretty ! Did they say how many bulbs they planted?

  6. Susie Says:

    George these are all so beautiful. It would be hard to pick a fav.

  7. busy bee suz Says:

    These are just gorgeous; I love tulips!!!

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Absolutely breathtaking, George! Such incredible colors and your photos are superb! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  9. Darla Says:

    Tip toe through the tulips! Beautiful. I do hope you are feeling well George.

  10. Loren Says:

    Oh how I LOVE tulips!! I haven’t ever planted them but we have a new neighbor as of last week and she is very knowledgeable with plants so I am hoping to learn from her and possibly plant them for the first time 🙂 We shall see! 🙂 Hope you are feeling well!

  11. Tricia Says:

    LOVE THE FLOWERS… they’re all sooo beautiful! I can’t seem to get enough of the flowers & green this Spring!!! =)

  12. ladyfi Says:

    Wow – what a wonderful variety of tulips! A gorgeous sight!

  13. Rose Says:

    What a job that must be to keep everything so beautiful! The results are stunning.

  14. ewok1993 Says:

    those are just the prettiest little things. i have seen so many photos of that estate, i cannot wait to see it for myself. maybe a spring visit is required so i can also see the tulips.

    happy easter.

  15. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The middle one is my favorite, because we just don’t see purple tulips here! I guess people don’t like them as much so they don’t buy them.

  16. dayphoto Says:

    And this is what making our ‘elder’ age so perfect….all the little stuff.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  17. Happyone Says:

    Those tulips are fabulous – must have been something to see them all in person.

  18. Carletta Says:

    I can hardly imagine what this would like in person.
    Your photos are beautiful! I love the purple ones. Those are unique in color. I think I’d like to see some pink thrown in for good measure. I’m guessing the Biltmore wouldn’t want my opinion though. 🙂

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Gorgeous flowers. Love those colors.

  20. sartenada Says:

    I sighed when seeing all those lovely tulips. Awesome photos which made my day sunny here!

  21. Kathy Says:

    What joyful color!

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