Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

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 Finally, Spring arrived and allowed us to plant a new herb garden.
You can bet the tender baby herbs will soon
find their way into our breakfast creations!
Arrive on Monday and stay Thursday night FREE!
New reservations only, excluding October
Chris constructed a couple of¬† 20″ deep x 30″ high
sawhorses out of pressure-treated lumber
and topped them with a marble top from an old dresser.
An assortment of pots planted with herbs, mints,
and salad greens, and – voila! – the perfect little herb garden
right outside the kitchen door!!
Join us for a Refreshing Mountain Spring!
Donna & Chris Alley
Innkeepers Since 1984
Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
541 Hickory St
Highlands NC 28741
(828) 526-2060
(866) 526-2060 Toll-Free

Blooming Flame Azalea & Purple Rhododendron

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This year’s rainy Spring has produced a multitude of blossoms on our Flame Azalea. A native shrub, this Rhododendron calendulaceum is about 8′ tall and 8′ wide and has brilliant flowers of varying shades of yellow & orange – a spectacular display from the dining room window.
Another huge color show comes to you courtesy of large stands of purple hybrid rhododendron growing on the North side of the Inn building (and all over town). The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) and the huge native Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) will be out soon and we’ll post photos for all of you who’ve asked about the difference, so stay tuned. Highlands has never looked more lush and beautiful. Come take it all “Inn!”