Miss Camellia Spreads her Wings

Camellia 1

Camellia 1

In the middle of winter the morning air is icy cold and thick dew glistens on the grass.

Camellia 2

Camellia 2

Miss Camellia, with her magnificent blooms, shrugs it off and grows ever brighter.

Camellia 3

Camellia 3

Apparently, she also shrugs off quite a lot of blooms in the process!

 

Although September 1st is officially the start of Spring here in South Africa, my garden is already ablaze with glory. This week’s posts will be all about the flowers!

 

post script: This post is from June, but I didn’t manage to publish it then due to my absence.

 

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42 thoughts on “Miss Camellia Spreads her Wings

  1. blosslyn

    I have a pink Camellia, but the flowers are only about 3 inches across, but it has hundreds of blooms, I have just pruned it to the shape of a standard as it grows so fast. Yours is a lovely big one and those flowers are beautiful πŸ™‚

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      1. blosslyn

        Really, it must be our Fenland soil then, because I have to prune ours every year as it just goes mad, but everything in our soil grows massive, especially the weeds πŸ™‚

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      2. blosslyn

        We are at the moment five days in a row of sunshine, its sure to end soon, but will enjoy well we can. You do get a lot more than we do, not sure why things grow so well in the Fens πŸ™‚

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  2. Genie

    I’ve never heard of that flower before, it looked like a rose to me and I thought when you said Camillia, it was a type of rose; but then when I read Mid Wstern Plant Girl say the name of the flowers, I realized they weren’t roses. πŸ™‚

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  3. Garfield Hug

    A beautiful bush! If I had this plant, I would pick the fallen blooms and put them in water and place them in my bathroom. Fragrance plus colors would make my bathrooms cheery alongside Mr Bear and soap πŸ˜‰

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  4. Midwestern Plant Girl

    So beautiful! 😍
    I love these flowers, sadly they don’t like being frozen, thus none grow here. I do have a “Japanese Camellia” (stewardia), that has white flowers that look just like yours. The stupid Japanese beetles like to eat it tho. 😠
    On another note… what is “icy cold” to you? 10C? (50F) ha ha ha!

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