April Showers bring May Flowers: Blooms we Love

May 26, 2014 Leigh Powell Hines

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We’re about to debut our summer issue of our magazine, but before we make way for summer fun and coastal lifestyles, we wanted to take a few moments to share with you some beautiful blooms we’ve spotted this spring in conjunction with our “Radiant Orchid”  magazine issue.  All of these beautiful blooms were noticed after we went to print.  Nothing is more beautiful than Southern azaleas. The Fearrington House Inn, Restaurant and Spa in Pittsboro, N.C. makes us want to grab a glass of sweet tea and sit awhile.

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Fearrington Village has a full-time garden and floral staff. This garden,  named Jenny’s garden, after the owner is a beautiful place for Inn guests to retreat.   We’ll have more on our visit to Fearrington Village soon.

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Wrightsville Beach, N.C. is home to Airlie Gardens. These beautiful gardens are located on the Intra-coastal waterway, and are surrounded by Spanish Moss, natural lakes and wildlife.

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Inside the gardens, you will also find this gorgeous glass, bottle house. It’s made from 4,000 glass bottles, and it  is certainly a highlight of the garden tour.

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J.C. Raulston Arboretum is owned and operated by N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. With more than 5,000 plants collected from all over the world on display on 10 acres, you will see a bloom any time of year you go, but the arboretum certainly blossoms in the spring.  No one can resist tulips. 

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The redbud is always a photographer’s favorite.

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In Morocco, we fell in love with The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. The garden was built by French artist Jacques Majorelle. Katja couldn’t stop photographing all of these beautiful blooms, and she spotted a redbud, too. 

 

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Flowers in Morocco | Photo by Katja Presnal @skimbaco

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The orchid always captures our attention. We hope you enjoyed the “Radiant Orchid” issue. We’ll continue to keep a look-out for beautiful blooms.

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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