Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving camellias



Camellia sasanqua Photo: Kenpei


White and red varieties of Camellia sasanqua are flinging themselves around Nevada County gardens right now. The small flowers on bending branches are the first course in the camellia feast we'll enjoy all winter.

Wishing you a Thanksgiving table full of food and flowers!


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15 comments:

Susan Morrison said...

Your post is reminding me what I forgot to get for Thanksgiving - flowers for the table! My debutante camellias aren't blooming yet, and besides, pale pink doesn't exactly scream Thanksgiving.

I've got some pomegranites in the kitchen and some herbs in the garden - wish me luck coming up with something creative by Thursday.

Janet said...

DP, love the beautiful white Camellia bloom. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Anonymous said...

You have flowers blooming in winter? Where do you live? California?
I'm envious indeed.
But thank you, at Thanksgiving, for your wonderful sense of beauty and humor - it lightens my day to see your posts.
Sue B.

Maranta said...

I always think of sasanquas as the rally shrub. Just when all the other plants are spent and giving up for the year, these practically explode with taunting blooms, as if to say: "Come on, everybody don't turn in yet, party's just getting started!" I love 'em, and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

Daffodil Planter said...

Susan, The herbs and pomegranates sound perfect!

Janet, Thanks for the good wishes!

Sue B, Thank you, and happy TDay in Maine.

Maranta, Perfect description; I'll remember that.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

This is the time of year I wish I had some of these Camellias. What a pretty sight to see this time of year!
Happy Thanksgiving!

VW said...

I wish I had camellias around here! Maybe the breeders will eventually come out with a type that's hardy in zone 5.
Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow! I made pies, stuffing and salad today. Hopefully that will enable me to get out of the kitchen quicker tomorrow?!

Grace Peterson said...

I love plants that bloom during the "off" season. This is one stunner of a flower.

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

I've heard that these do wonderfully where I recently moved to in Redmond, OR. I think I'll have to track one or two down (but not before doing a little more research on them :). I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Flowers said...

Nice blog. Picture of Camellia sasanqua looks awesome. It made me bloom here for a very long time. It looks perfect for Thanks giving day.

Kat said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of the white flowered Camellia sasanqua. Nice photo. Have a lovely Thanksgiving day.

Daffodil Planter said...

Tessa, You should have no trouble with these in the NW. The hard part will be choosing a color! Great in containers too. Happy TDay!

Catherine, The sasanquas really are terrific, blooming when no one else is making the effort. It took about a year at our house before we discovered them, at a back corner where the camellia-mad previous owners had tucked them in.

VW, Have a wonderful TDay! Nice to be able to picture you there in your (now white) garden. I can have camellias but you have ROSES and no deer. It's always something....

Daffodil Planter said...

Grace, They are a cheering sight. Wonder if colchicums would suit them.

Welcome Flowers! Thank you for visiting!

Kat, What looks as "pure" as a white camellia? Happy TDay to you too!

Lovely Lavender said...

The Camellia bloom looks terrific. I hope I get a chance to see one in person somday.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Pomona Belvedere said...

I love this flower and am glad to get a species name. Sometime I will read up on camellias so I can have them going through the winter, as you do in your yard.