Monday, April 7, 2008

APRIL SHOWERS...



Today was the second sunny and cloudless afternoon in April. We're hoping the drizzly rain that we've had off and on for the past few days can be considered the April showers that bring May flowers.

[By the way, the photo above is our short-stemmed tulip mentioned in a previous blog post...his stem seems to be growing by the day...wonder how tall he'll get...]

Until the May flowers arrive, enjoy the April flowers that are starting to bloom in the Inn's Pool Garden, and a visit by our first butterfly of the season!








Speaking of flowers, Biltmore Estate's Festival of Flowers is happening now through May 18. At the Main Entrance and other spots around the Estate, the forsythia, pansies and hyacinths are in full bloom. Hundreds of tulips inside the walled garden will likely be blooming in full force very soon. Azaleas and rhododendrons won't be far behind, followed by roses and peonies.

The inside of Biltmore house is decorated with thousands of blossoms right now, making Biltmore a beautiful place to visit in Spring. Be sure to check out their weekly bloom report to get an idea of what's in bloom at Biltmore.

Don't forget: When you arrive at the Inn on Mill Creek for your next stay, you can purchase discounted Biltmore tickets that are good for two consecutive days. We call that "blooms times two."
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