Monday, February 17, 2014

My camellias in February

Here are some photos of our camellias on our patio in February this year.
One of our sons cut back the ivy and the camellia is happy and is loaded with blooms.


The camellia bush is about seven feet tall and I planted it maybe 20 years ago. We have several other camellias not in full bloom yet. To me it looks like each petal is hand painted with a touch of pink. I imagine God coloring each petal, they are so unique and pretty.

33 comments:

Joanne said...

Awww so pretty!
Blessings, Joanne

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Terra, This is gorgeous. And HUGE! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.

Librarian said...

There is just one word for it: Beautiful!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Growing things do love pruning, don't they????

How beautiful... And I can only imagine the scent. Oh lucky you!

Nellie said...

Lovely flowers! I'd love a bush like that!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Can smell it from here;)

Mari said...

So pretty! Can I say I'm a bit jealous? It's snowing here again!

Wanda said...

How pretty. That a tall camellia bush. Do you have other colors?

Friko said...

They are very beautiful.
It’s a bit early for them over here.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I agree, beautiful!!! I'd love to grow those, but if I'm not mistaken, they don't like our heat and humidity.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! How nice to see some blossoms during this winter!

Denise said...

So lovely.

Tete said...

Beautiful photos! I so miss the blooms!

Lynda said...

I had to go back and check your profile for your location because I don't know anyone else who has something this beautiful in their yard at this time of year! Thank you for sharing that beauty. You are blessed to see flowers like that so often during the year.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! Such delicate beauty.

Dee said...

Beautiful....I am happy to see that flowers are still blooming on this frozen planet :)

Inger said...

Just beautiful, they are really lovely flowers.

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

Gorgeous! Mine are blooming too and I am so happy (of course I did not plant mine, I just try not to kill the beauties the previous homeowner planted)

Laura said...

Your camellias are beautiful!
I have always wondered if they would grow in zone 9?

Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

Laura
White Spray Paint

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Terra said...

Laura, I looked online and camellias grow in zones 7-9. Ask at your local plant stores and they can find the right camellias for you. Happy gardening.

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW!! What a beautiful blossom of flowers. See the flowers looks like smiling:)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Camelia's are so pretty!

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Carol Z said...

These are so lovely. I am eagerly awaiting our flowers blooming outside.

Nancy Olivia Hoffmann said...

At my parents house in Georgia were several large camellia bushes they had planted. So nice to have gorgeous flowers in February. It was a difficult transition to living in Maine after I married!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I love all the variations, many in the same bloom! We have them in bloom here in Florida right now, too! Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs!

Cathy said...

These are gorgeous. And so amazing that they're blooming in February.

Jean Campbell said...

Love the subtle coloring on your Camellia.

A recent freeze here was hard on Camellias but they've recovered from some browning and blooms opening now are lovely.

I look forward to seeing more blossoms from your garden.

Susan said...

p.s. on Tuesday, March 4 - Hello Dear Tessa...

Thank you for your sweet visit. To answer your question, to my knowledge, there is no signature on the painting shown in my blog today.

I looked for one when my friend bought it but found nothing. Sad but true.

Unless someone sees it and identifies it, the old painting of the darling little one will remain anonymous. Susan

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Oh, my. Terra, your camellias are gorgeous!

organicgardendreams said...

After you left a comment about my white camellias on my blog and mentioned that yours are blooming, too, I had to come over and see them. Yours are GORGEOUS! Being planted some 20 years ago they must have reached a very nice size. It is rare in America that someone is gardening that long in one place. Lucky you!
Christina

Olive said...

Oh goodness this two colored camellia is glorious. My four camellias are small. this one is huge.