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“Orangery @ Dunbarton Oaks”


Description from Smoky Rose: The Orangery
In 1810, over a century before the Blisses bought the property, Robert Beverley added a detached Orangery on the eastern side of the main house. At that time, Beverley's brother-in-law, Edward Lloyd, owned the Wye House on the eastern shore of Maryland, where an older Orangery with similar Palladian windows, built sometime between 1750 and 1770, still stands. It is believed that a later owner, Edward Linthicum, attached the Orangery to the main house in the 1860s, and also replaced its roof and planted the Ficus pumila in the northwest corner of the room. This Ficus now covers the inside walls and is festooned across each of the windows. During the winter, the Orangery is used as a greenhouse and holds a collection of gardenias, oleander, and citrus.


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  1. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    to have one of these on the back of the house………..



  2. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    NICE. Love that pic, thanks! Love the orange with the brown, too! :)

  3. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    how about me using orange without being challenged, Ivy? hu? progress! :)

  4. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    good night girls!
    Mar MUST eat
    see you all tomorrow.

    be well!

  5. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    ooohh mary,

    lovely lovely Pick, love the title and pic that you shared, plus the wonderful beads – that hematoid quartz goes well with the orange botswana agate, congrats on using such bright oranges! yummy greens, grays and browns, that brown lace looks good enough to eat… :)

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