Sunday, December 13, 2009
Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura'
Synonyms: Common Camellia
This dainty little Camellia was blooming in the Conservatory at Wave Hill. The colors were striking and the very shiny green leaves were helping showcase the flowers. Someone burning charcoal in the woods discovered this wild hybrid, named after the historical fishing village in Japan. It is easy to root and also hybridizes easily.
We can’t grow Camellias outside in Connecticut. Even the so called ‘winter hardy’ ones don’t make it. They do well in pots and containers but are prone to insect infestations when grown inside. That doesn’t stop us from keeping a few around. It is always a welcome sign that spring is around the corner when they start to bloom.
Since it is Sunday and that means Today’s Flowers here is an Orchid that was blooming at work.
Taking pictures inside the greenhouse is always a challenge.
I have officially shut down the old Digital Flower Pictures.com and have opened the new one. It still at the same address:
The New Digital Flower Pictures.com
It still needs a lot of work and the captioning is taking a long time. There are a lot of flower pictures, foliage, insect and travel photos on the site. Just like a garden it is a work in progress.
For more flower pictures from around the world check out:
Today’s Flowers . The links open at 1400 GMT.