Saturday, March 22, 2008

Red Japanese Camellia

Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica Glen 40
(kuh-MEE-lee-a) (juh-PON-ih-kuh)
Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ay)

A couple more Camellia flowers and carrying on yesterday’s color theme, they are red Camellias. I am going to the NY Orchid Show again today. I am going to see the Orchids but also want a look around the grounds of the NYBG. I then have a bunch of appointments to look at some new work so it going to be a full day. I am suppose to go hear my brothers (two of the them) band tonight but I am not sure I am going to make it as I am a little tired already.

This second Red Camellia kind of reminded me of a Rhododendron flower. This cultivar is ‘Mathotiana Rosea’. The next picture is the compost pile outside the Camellia House, I found the tapestry to be fascinating, but that is probably just me.


Mark said...

Hi Chris,
Just thought I would let you know I have nominated you in the Best photography award for the Mouse and Trowl.
I have always enjoyed your flower photography and hope yopu do well.

Cheers Mark

Priscilla George said...

Gorgeous photos as always. And with Mark I too nominated you for the mouse and trowel for best photography. You take wonderful pictures constantly and I hope you win it. I love camelias I just wish I had the right light conditions to grow them in and of course the space. Have fun at the orchid show and walking around the gardens. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks to both of you. I am very honored.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

I love the Camellias. I lived in Charleston, SC for nearly 10 years before moving back to Connecticut, and I had these flowers all along the sidewalk leading to my front door. In the winter, they would drop their petals on the sidewalk and we pretended it was "pink snow." ;-)
Thanks for coming by my blog today. I hope you're enjoying your Easter.