Sunday, 6 April 2014

A touch of frost

A camellia - one of the loveliest of flowers, such vibrant colour set off by dark, glossy leaves ... but she pays the price for daring to flaunt her showy beauty before most other plants spark into bloom. Dreadfully prone to frost damage, even in a mild winter like we've had, the petals and leaves are nearly always tinged with brown.


  1. Camellias are so beautiful -- but far too iffy for our location.

  2. That very slight damage on the petals is just what is needed to show that this is a natural beauty, not an artist's rendering.


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