Sunday, May 1, 2011

~~~Longwood Gardens, May 1, 2011

Joe and I went to Longwood Gardens today to walk around since it was a nice day. Longwood is located in Kennett Square, Pa. It was the home of Henry Francis DuPont and is now open to the public. We are members so can go anytime we want! It is always beautiful as the displays change with the seasons. Hope you enjoy this virtual tour!!! This bed was aqualegia (columbine) and snapdragons.
 Here are some close ups of the aqualegias. We have several of these in our gardens too, it is Joe's favorite perrenial. Many times it will reseed itself.
 LOVED this one.

 Beautiful tulips.
 These all were planted and will be removed for new things to go in for the summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 viola

 Ruffled tulips
 Anemone.
 Gorgeous.....
 Look at the foxgloves!!!!!!!!!!


 Mr. bee was busy here.
 OH!  Be still my heart!!!!

 soft, delicate color.
 WOW....

 Red snapdragons
 so vivid.
 Red and orange, a favorite combination of mine.


 I forget what these are but loved the purple or blue centers!!!!
 A white bed.
 See the GREEN on the petal?
 Foam flower. We used to have this but it died out...
 Cinnamon fern.


 Remember I showed you our candelabra primroses? Longwood has them too!!!!!
 The Italian Garden fountains.
 Blue aqualegia and purple anemone.....beautiful! White allysum.

 The view as you enter the conservatory.
 The TALL flower is called  Tower of ----------, I forget! But I will check on Longwoods site and get back to this.



 Clivia, beautiful tropical flower. My FIL used to have these.
 Pink and white hydrangeas! SOOOO pretty!


 From the other end of the conservatory





 White astilbe. We have several different colors of astilbe in our yard. I will show you when they bloom. We have red and pink and white.
 Pink lace cap hydrangea.

 Easter lily
 oriental lily
 HUGE hanging baskets but I couldn't see what the flower is.....
 This is called" cane like begonia"!!!!
 the flowers hang like bleeding heart does.
 inside the conservatory.
 pink astilbe
 it is FLUFFY!!!!!
 These are hanging fushias but I couldn't get a good shot due to the glare from the sky lights....
 Hanging hydrangeas!
 HUGE flowers...these are in pots on the ground.
 Had to be at least 10 inches across.
 Hanging hydrangeas all down the corridor!
 Huge gardenia!
 MMMM, smells SO good!
Hope you have enjoyed your virtual tour! Please let me know you were here by leaving me a comment! Thanks so much! XO, Pinky . I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays...www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com 

15 comments:

  1. That was just beautiful!! Today in Arlington was cold and rainy so your pics were very welcome.

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  2. Oh what a wonderful trip!!! So enjoyed the flowers. Thanks for sharing Pinky!

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  3. Hello Pinky! The place is just so beautiful! I can spent my entire day in that great place! Thank you for sharing this piece of heaven on earth!

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  4. Pinky,
    What a treat. I love Longwood! Those gardenias are s lovely. Don't you just love the smell?
    Are you going to HomeGoods by any chance?
    xo Yvonne

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  5. OMG Pinky.
    You know the names of all those pretties. OMG.
    Stunningly beautiful. I'm lucky if I remember 4 of mine that are groaning. Not my forté I'm afraid, but I try.
    I clicked and enlarged some and WOW again. SO so pretty. Your colours are stunning as always.
    Love you
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  6. Beautiful and colorful garden!
    Kisses and hugs my dear friend.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful photos Pinky! I can NOT get over the size of those hanging hydrangea baskets.... wow. That must have been something to see in person. My favorite though is always white... the last photo of the gardenia is perfection! I carried a bouquet of gardenias at our wedding!

    happy week!
    joan

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  8. Looks like a great place to visit and spend the day. Beautiful flowers.

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  9. Hi Pinky! Oh, what a gorgeous place. Seems like heaven. I'd love to visit it sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. This looks like an awesome place to visit. The pictures are all GORGEOUS!!! I love those huge hydrangeas.

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  11. Gorgeous thanks for sharing...

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  12. Wow, what beautiful flowers! I can't wait. How close is that to Villanova? I went to grad school there and Kennett Sq sounds familiar.
    I THINK that hanging basket may be lobelia.

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  13. Longwood Gardens is gorgeous and you did a great job of capturing some of it's beauty. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Thanks for sharing your pictures of Longwood. It's one of my very favorite places no matter the time of year! A few days before Christmas last year I was able to score some half-price holiday mugs (red-glazed, footed, with a lovely 3-dimensional poinsettia). I was thrilled! The photos of the landscaping surrounding your home are quite lovely as well.
    Linda in south Jersey

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  15. Happy Mother's Day, Pinky!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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