|passionflower - Passiflora |
A couple of years ago I was in Asheville
, NC, for a garden bloggers meeting. One of the places that we were supposed to visit was the White Gate Inn
. I was a quite curious as to why we were going to this bed and breakfast place as part of our tour.
It didn't take me long to figure out why we needed to see this place.
|Thermopsis villosa (Carolina bush pea or Aaron's root) back by Japanese Maple|
This is a lover's paradise. A plant lover, that is.
|Malva sylvestris "Zebrina" hollyhock growing among the Picea pungens blue spruce. |
|Ghost Japanese painted fern|
|Eucomis (Sparkling Burgandy Pineapple Lily)|
|that open up to lush plantings|
|little treasures along the way|
|Evergreen dogwood - Cornus kousa|
|a few more hidden treasures|
|Hydrangea and hosta flanking the pathway|
The mandatory self-portrait in the suspended gazing ball.
Unique garden art
Labels: Asheville, garden bloggers fling, Garden Places You Need to See, GBF2012, North Carolina, White Gate Inn