Camellia sasanqua ‘Maiden’s Blush’ above
Camellia sasanqua ‘Jean May’ above & below
Camellia sasanqua “Daydream’
Below, one of the Ackerman Hybrids, C. ‘Winter’s Charm’
Does this look familiar? I posted on this area in spring when the Azaleas were blooming. This is the walk to the compost.
Dr. William Ackerman of the National Arboretum crossed Camellia oleifera & Camellia hiemalis or C. sasanqua to produce a plant hardy to 10F. If you live in colder climes…the Ackerman Hybrids are for you.
It has been said that the trinity of Southern Gardens are azaleas, hydrangeas & camellias. The latter two giving the longest show. These Camellias will bloom a full 6 weeks. THAT, is a show!
Thank you for sharing your lovely garden of camelias and hydrangea. I’m sorry to read of your difficulties. I hope things get better for you soon.
Thank you Shirley.
well the walk to the compost would have me composting every tiny thing i could just to get to the darn thing. gorgeous.
i agree w/the holy trinity thing. i don’t think there are prettier flowers. yours are gorgeous. my camelias don’t bloom until december/january. i wish i had more of them.
hope you have a nicer week ahead.
Janet, thanks for the compliment. My compost bucket is small so I go often. I planted it with this in mind.
Dear Sandra, The Camellias you show here are absolutely wonderful. The colours are lovely and they look so beautifully exotic and blowsy. As you say, this is a performance worthy of being on stage.
I am so sorry that things are difficult for you at present. Do not try to do too much and take time to give yourself plenty of rest and relaxation if you can. Take great care!
Thank you Edith, I certainly love my camellias. I will also take your advice on getting some rest. I appreciate you stopping by.
Gorgeous Cameillas, mine wont flower until the new year. Sorry that you have been having a tough time recently, hopefully things will improve
Helen, Are your camellias the japonica type? My japonicas will start close to the New Year.
So pretty to look at on such a chilly day! Beautiful!