Friday

A visit to North Carolina - Elizabethan Gardens



Over the last two weeks, my husband Mike and I vacationed in North Carolina. Well, actually, we spent one week in N.C. and two weeks catching up but that's another story. 

During our stay in N.C., we took the Cedar Island Ferry over to Ocracoke - the place where the British navy killed Blackbeard the Pirate. We drove up N.C. 12 and stayed the night at the Island House of Wanchese, a nice bed and breakfast located near Roanoke. There, I took a picture of these lovely blue flowers. 



Delphinium, Summer Skies, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

After our stay at the inn, we traveled over to Manteo and visited the Elizabethan Gardens. These gardens are dedicated to the English colonists who braved the New World and it is close to the outdoor theatre where a talented cast portrays "The Lost Colony".  

I am a little nuts when it comes to taking pictures of flowers so I really enjoyed this place. We spent two hours here and the time flew. Here are some of my favorite pictures. You can find the rest at WritingPlaces.


This is not a flower! Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

Stoke's Aster Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves




Oakleaf Hydrangea, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves



Bug on a Lacecap Hydrangea at Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

Pretty Scaevola "Aussie Salute", Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

Digitalis purpurea, or Foxglove, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

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Digitalis purpurea,, or Foxglove, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

Blue Hydrangea, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves




I have no idea, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves



Pink Hydrangea, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves



 Oakleaf Hydrangea, Elizabethan Gardens, copyright Alicia Gossman-Steeves

Okay, I really like hydrangeas and I was surprised by the different varieties. Does anyone know what the purple flowers are? I have searched the web but to no avail.

Thanks for staying tuned while I was away. I'll show more pictures of my vacation in upcoming blog posts.