Thursday, January 24, 2013

Counting on Camellias

Winter gardeners down South count on camellias for showy blooms 
during the grayest and rainiest time of year.

Some years, camellias last all winter, but if we ever have really frigid temperatures,
 the blooms will turn black and fall off. This year's blooms are some 
of the prettiest ever, I think, and hey, it is late January already!

The camellia is also the state flower of Alabama.


Fairhope Supply Co. said...

That's a prize winning photo if I've ever seen one!

SRQ said...

Beautiful! Isn't that nice it blooms during the yuckiest part of the year?! Love the water droplets on the petals.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the raindrops. so pretty. gorgeous flowers. ( :

hamilton said...

flowers blooming in January....
I should get myself to a greenhouse soon, I think!

Rose said...

Beautiful shot!