Around The Garden World – Day 58 (Asheville, NC)

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. 

Houttuynia cordata

Ghost Japanese painted fern


Eucomis (Sparkling Burgandy Pineapple Lily)

Inviting pathways

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