Camellias are one of the most popular winter- and spring-flowering shrubs, providing a vivid splash of colour when little else is in bloom. Although they need acid soil, they are easy to grow in containers of ericaceous (acidic) potting compost. This is my first bloom of 2015.


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    1. Heyjude says:

      Two open now, though the first one has gone a bit brown around the edges 😦

  1. Dina says:

    Beautiful, Jude!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    it feels like winter has returned to the Rhine Valley, brrr … 🙂
    Dina x

    1. Heyjude says:

      A lovely bright morning here Dina, but chilly. Forecast is grim, but I’m hoping they are wrong – again!

  2. In Oklahoma pansies are our go-to winter flower. They are hearty except when we get several inches of ice, which will do them in. :

    1. Heyjude says:

      Winter pansies are hardy little souls. I usually have some, but not this year.

  3. Sammy D. says:

    Gorgeous, Jude !!

  4. Sue Slaght says:

    The center almost glows yellow. Wonderful capture!

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    And very lovely they are too with their perfect shiny leaves!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, it is nice to have some green through the winter. I saw a whole hedgerow of red ones today – brilliant!

  6. restlessjo says:

    Drop dead gorgeous shot! I love them 🙂 Ours are mostly pink.

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