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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Something pretty to offset all the ugliness....


Camellias I picked in my back yard the other day.

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  1. Pretty colors! They'd be perfect for Valentine's Day :-)

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    1. I thought about Valentine's Day when I picked them!

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  2. Very nice. Like a red rag to a bull, my grandmother was always telling us to not touch the petals of her camellia blooms as it made them brown, which of course made us touch them.

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    1. I've always heard the same thing said about gardenias!

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  3. I love those blood red Camellias, I really must plant one!

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  4. I just love those camellias.

    Ms Soup

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  5. I just love those camellias.

    Ms Soup

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    1. Me too! They brighten up the winter landscape.

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  6. Beautiful, I can almost smell them.

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    1. They don't have any smell, unfortunately. But in the winter, you take what you can get! :)

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  7. What wonderful colours! Really good to brighten even the dullest, darkest day.

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    1. I think so, too. I keep picking them and putting them in vases around the house. I love cut flowers!

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  8. They are very pretty, you are lucky to have them in your garden!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I'm lucky that the lady who lived here before us planted them!

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  9. Beautiful.I always try to grow them here ,but i fail.

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    1. They grow very well in this area. My first apartment was surrounded with beautiful old camellia bushes!

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  10. Gorgeous. I planted one when I first moved to Florida, but it died. I may have to try again.

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    1. I don't know if you read Mary Moon's blog (It's "Bless Our Hearts" on my sidebar) but she lives in Florida and has the most gorgeous camellias. Just lovely.

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    2. I do and I lust after her camellias! However, she lives in Northern Florida where the climate is more like Georgia's. I live in Central Florida, which is a little more unforgiving. Florida is an odd state in that it has 6 growing zones. Very confusing.

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  11. Glorious! We love camellias but never had much luck with them in our gardens.

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    1. They're nice to have in the winter when nothing else is blooming. :)

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  12. Camellias are very beautiful. Am I correct that they are South Carolina's state flower?

    (I've left a comment on your prior post.) xo

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    1. No, South Carolina's state flower is the Yellow Jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens. It's a very early spring flower (it should be appearing soon) that grows EVERYWHERE. It smells nice and is a cheerful, bright yellow.

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  13. It looks like a Summer photographx

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    1. It may as well be...we've hardly had a winter at all so far this year. Today was 72F (22C) and so warm I was dripping sweat in the turtleneck I wore to work (it was chilly early this morning when I got dressed).

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