Tag: southern gardening
I’ve always been amazed with the delicate beauty of camellias. Their flowers, in my opinion, often resemble those of a rose. Of course, everyone knows I love roses, so during the winter months my camellias become my ‘winter roses’.
My camellia collection consists of a dozen- 9 Camellia japonicas and 3 Camellia sasanquas. Of course, by choosing both species I can have the best of both worlds with blooms in the fall, winter and spring.
Presently, I am enjoying the glorious splendor of the Camellia japonica’s in my garden…
Nuccio’s bella rosa is one of my favorites. I planted two medium sized bushes a few years ago and it never disappoints. Beautiful formal, 4 inch red blooms almost all winter. Gorgeous!
Another favorite that I’ve grown for years is ‘Nuccio’s Gem‘. I must say what a gem it is with its sparkling white formal winter blooms. Mine is 6 feet tall and situated in a protected area in my garden.
This X williamsii hybrid grows well in my Zone 7b hot and humid climate. ‘Delores Edwards‘ has beautiful large semi double orchid pink flowers. Lovely.
It’s that time of year again. Time to share the tulips and other spring bulbs that are in full bloom in my garden.
Every fall I judiciously plant (even though last fall I planted far less) more than a thousand tulips and other bulbs in my garden. All my hard work and sore muscles are then rewarded with the beautiful blossoms that emerge this time of year. I planted a lot more daffodils this time around since the deer stay away from them. It’s always a ‘touch and go’ scenario with my tulips since the deer tend to eat them. This year was one of my ‘fortunate’ years since they spared my tulips (all 1,000 of them).
Here’s a glimpse of whats blooming in my garden now. For more photos and inspiration check out my previous posts about bulbs in my garden here: http://www.thegracefulgardener.com/?p=1694 and here: http://www.thegracefulgardener.com/?p=4651.