I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
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.
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I have heard of Camellias from my Mom, but haven't seen them, maybe we grown them here but just don't how it's called. And they look very lovely from your photo.
I always think of camelias as white, so this is new to me! Beautiful flower with a gorgeous color!
those are gorgeous, thanks for the information.
Mine is frozen flowers
Love the picture of the Camelia with such a different colour.
Great pictures and great info too.
Stunning macro of the Camelia and I love the light on the orchid!
I haven't seen this one...I don't think. What a stunning image you captured! Lovely!
Impressive, DF! I like the way you captured its beauty...what a nice subject to paint!
What a beautiful shot - I loved the shiny dark leaf and the gorgeous colour of the flower.
Camellias are beautiful flowers. I haven't seen that kind here yet.
Photographing in the shadehouse an be quite challenging. My entry last week was such a one too.
The camellia is vry pretty with its white markings.
Camelia it's name as pretty as the flower!
You always capture my imagination and leave me in awe--of flowers and of photography.
That's a beautiful camellia. I've never seen one like that. Also lovely yellow orchid.
Nice catch! Mine is up. Hope to see you.
lovely shots of these lovely flowers...i haven't seen Japanese Camellia in my life yet...i have no idea if we grow that hre in the Philippines... the orchids though, i have something like that in my garden
mine is here
I've never seen a camelia like that one. When I lived in Northern California, there were tons and tons of all kinds, but not like that. Really beautiful.
I tried the link for your new site and it goes to http://digitalflowerpictures. com/ but it's Server Not Found, unfortunately.
we're still waiting for our camellias to flower.
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