Saturday, 14 March 2015

Camellia


The beginning of March was, I suppose, a bit of a silly time to visit a garden. Nature has hardly begun to stir from winter dormancy - though I do like to see the structure and shape of trees without their leaves. Nevertheless there were a few hints of spring around, with snowdrops and pretty little pink and white cyclamen nestled under the trees. Wentworth Castle Gardens holds National Collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias - meaning that in a few weeks there will be spectacular blossom to see. (I might go back!) I spotted this one early flowering camellia. They are such delicate blossoms and flower so early that they are nearly always browned and burned by frost. This beautiful bloom was, however, pretty well perfect.

5 comments:

  1. One of my favorite flowers! Fantastic photo !

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  2. beautiful pink flower! such a perfect sign of spring

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  3. What a beauty! Camellias are very iffy where I live -- but I do love to see them.

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  4. A very attractive Camelia indeed. Thank you for sharing Jenny.

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