January 27, 2013 by Sandra Jonas CAMELLIAS Years ago, when we lived in the Boston area, I visited The Lyman Estates. Here I first saw camellias. They were growing in a greenhouse devoted exclusively to them. It was on that cold February day my love of Camellias was born. This love has been nurtured and encouraged by my dear friend Margaret Moseley whom I met years later when I moved to Georgia. Most of the Camellias I planted were recommended by Margaret. She never gave me a list, rather it was a running commentary on what was blooming in her garden … “If you ever come across ‘ White Empress’ buy every one they have” “Cotton Candy’ is blooming, prettiest thing you ever saw” “Oh my, ‘Professor Sargent’ must have a hundred blooms on it today!” I followed her advice. Below is a sample of the camellias blooming in my garden today. How lucky I am to know Margaret. As a garden designer I incorporate camellias as an evergreen where conditions allow. They make a beautiful, glossy, dark green, hedge with the added bonus of fall/winter flowers. AdvertisementShare this:TwitterPinterestFacebookLinkedInMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Beautiful collection of camellias–just scrumptious! It is wonderful to learn about your friend and gardening mentor.
it’s a beautiful collection-I think I’ve told my camellia story on the blog-I will have to go back and see-if not I will tell it. I love putting them in a low bowl -though the ones I’ve do so with now are lacking water-I think the cat has been in the bowl. pgt
Glorious! But don’t you hate how they fall off the bushes?
love the camelia