Saturday, November 15, 2008

Camillia Time

The sasanqua camellias are starting to bloom. I just love camellias because they take over the role of roses in the cooler months and are just as lovely, although not very fragrant. The simple petaled sasanquas start the show in November and will bloom through January or February around here. Then in late winter or early spring the big flamboyant japonicas will come into bloom.

5 comments:

Amy said...

These are so beautiful :) The closest I can get to seeing flowers now is houseplants. So much fun to see garden blogs from warmer climates.

Gail said...

I love the crape like petals and the colors are often so gentle...I have seen some strong colored one, too!

Gail

Msrobin said...

I'm living vicariously through the garden blogs of you in warmer climates, so feel free to post all the flower pictures you have!

tina said...

I love the sasanquas too. I even like saying the name. I also have sasanquas that bloom in the spring.

Northern Shade said...

How fortunate you are to have year round blooms outdoors. You must have to plan extra carefully to have 12 months of blooms though. The camellias sound like they makes a good backbone shrub for the next season now. The flowers are very showy, and I can see how they would take the place of your roses.