Biltmore Garden in November

Again, we didn’t get to tour the town of Asheville, North Carolina.  This is a charming little town where time seems to stand still, as you can see that even McDonald looks retro.

This made me think of Luang Prabang, Laos where modernization has not touched but embraced what’s already there, below is a photo of Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples in my opinion.

The Rose garden is kind of bare at this time of the year, I missed the Rose peak season and maybe I’ll have better luck next year.

But there are still a few blooms left for me to admire.

At first I didn’t know why there were so many onlookers gazing at this Chinese Wisteria tree, but heard the popping noise from a distance.

The question that ‘s on everyone’s mind, what made it pop?  I’m not sure if it were because it was warm during the daytime, and by evening the weather cools down and causes the Wisteria pods to pop open. I’m not a science person, so I might be way off here.

I think the Red Poinsettia flowers are the most common one that we see around this time of the year, I often think of it as a Christmas flower.

I was surprised to see a huge Red Poinsettia tree at Hor Phra Keo in Vientiane, Laos last year. This made me think that it’s a tropical plant after all.

Red Poinsettia was the only color that I knew of, kind of surprised to see other colors, especially pink.

Magic Lantern, click here to see the whole tree.

This made me think of the one that my Aunt has in Paksan, Laos.

Well, hers was not as pretty as the one above, but it’s the same idea, you get the picture.

Not very often that you would see a Jade plant in bloom, it’s commonly known as Jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant or Money Plant.

And rows and rows of Chrysanthemum flowers, I’m glad that I didn’t miss it this year.


  1. Next November, we are taking a road trip to Wisconsin. Perhaps we’ll zip through NC and stop at Biltmore. I’d love to see this charming place.

    • lady0fdarkness, your family will love it, it was the first time for my niece and she’s fascinated about the people that used to live there, I need to take her back in the summer.

    • Hi thelocalguide, they’ve some rare trees and plants that I’ve never heard of, so it’s a nice find for me also, and some of these are indoor plants.

  2. Hi Nye,

    Love the collection of flowers!

    The Poinsettia in Laos look very natural and growing beautiful too.

    As for the roses, they are still blooming here in California. I just made rosewater with some roses I picked earlier.

    • Hi Cambree, thanks, kind of odd to see the Poinsettia in a different setting but it looks like it belongs there.

      I need to check out your rosewater, I’ve heard of Rose Salad, or eating the young leaves as vegetable in Thai cuisine before but they said to make sure that it’s organic or Rose that you grow it yourself, then you know that you didn’t put any harmful chemical on it.

  3. Nye, Asheville, North Carolina seems to have that small town charms. I’ve notices that they still have old style of traffic lights. Perhaps, next time you’ll get to tour the town and show us some pictures.

    • seeharhed, maybe we’ll get to do that the next time. I think we drove through Asheville in 1997 on the way to TN because they had a rock slide on I40 and we had to take a detour and it was very pretty back then.

  4. Wow those wonderful flowers, Chrisanthemum is my birthday flowers and the orchids are my favorites flowers to plant, don’t have to mess around with the soil. I love to visit especially this time of the year when holidays season are near and the decorations around the castle would be a site to see.

    • salalao, I think you would like it, I went early this year because I didn’t want to miss the Chrysanthemum flowers. They’re adding more areas next year, so I can’t wait to see that, it pays to have a season pass, and I need to get one for my dad next year.

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