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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our World Tuesday: WRAL TV Azalea Garden

Sunday was cloudy in the morning and rainy in the afternoon.
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Fortunately the rain didn't start until after we made a morning visit to the WRAL TV Azalea Garden in Raleigh, NC.
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The Capitol Broadcasting Company founder A.J. Fletcher created the garden in 1959.
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The garden underwent a major renovation in the early 2000's
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The garden has 45 different varieties of azaleas.
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I was also taken with what a great habitat the garden is for birds.
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There are lots of birdhouses and birdbaths, suet cages and other treats.
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There is also a great variety of different plants as well as all the azaleas.
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The garden has whimsical touches.
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I'm sure it's a great place for people who work there to take a break.
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I like the winding paths and enjoyed walking down and around.
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There are also a lot of trees which I find restful in gardens.
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There is something about brand new green leaves that I love.
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I'll end with the whimsical tree ornaments.
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22 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Talk about stunning. What a great garden.

Indrani said...

I liked the fountain. Lovely colors and greenery all around. What a great atmosphere!

Cezar and Léia said...

This is definitely a place that I would enjoy a lot to visit someday, I love azaleas and your pictures are wonderful!The fountain is adorable!
Hugs and a nice week
Léia

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I, too, like a forest amid flowers that can flourish in the shade. The added fountain, benches and baubles make this a haven for people and birds.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely lovely series of shots. Wonderful flowers - spring has really sprung!

Randi said...

What a beautiful garden, love it!

Sylvia K said...

I love the fountain and the flowers are SO gorgeous! Terrific captures for the day, Carver, as always! Hope you have a lovely week!

EG CameraGirl said...

So lovely, Carver! Wow! There's so much in bloom already!

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

I think I'd be overpowered by the grandness of these gardens - but I like the ball!

Karen said...

This is a beautiful garden and I like the way you have photographed it, great shots.

Photo Cache said...

that is a beautiful garden. lucky is that city that has one of this haven in its midst.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, what a beautiful garden. The azaleas are gorgeous. And I like the pretty balls hanging from the trees. I'm sure the birdies love it there. Great photos!

Fun60 said...

Lots of colour in the garden already. Like the way they have added the tree decorations. Lots to see.

Jim said...

Lovely place.

Karen said...

What a lovely garden! I like the tree ornaments.

Joyful said...

That's a pretty garden. The robin looks like it is "sitting pretty" and enjoying the bath.

Gary said...

Beautiful flowers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Molly said...

Beautiful gardens, the bird looks very happy taking a few moments there!

Mollyxxx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If I ever had to go to work again (no chance, nobody would want me) I'd like to work somewhere where the owners built a beautiful garden park like this. I love the plantings and all the whimsical touches.

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to Carver!
Dreamed when I admired przesliczne flowers.
Your photos are always excellent. I love them all!
I wish you have a nice weekend.
Regards
Lucia

Jesh St Germain said...

I love, love this garden!Have only one azalea bush by my front door - now I'm tempted to plant a few more!

Melanie said...

What a lovely, delightful place! Something I enjoy about your posts is that you really take us with you in your pictures and in your captions. It's like being able to walk along with you and hear your thoughts as we enjoy grace and beauty together.

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