Sunday, September 11, 2011
Ah, those camelias..........
Yesterday I talked about flowers on fabric, today it is the real deal.
If anyone asked me to list my favourite flowers I probably would not give camelias a second thought, yet the ones in our garden this year are particularly delightful.
Their vase life is short but they are so lovely it is worth cutting them and bringing them indoors so we can share their beauty.
The previous owners were good enough to plant a variety of camelias and we are really enjoying the fruits of their efforts.
This camelia bush is particularly abundant with blooms and for all the cutting of flowers you would not even know any were gone.
The inside of the petals is the palest of yellows and this seems to reflect the colour of the stamens and in turn this gives a translucent effect to the flowers.
A pleasure to have around the house in vases.
After a week or so of glorious spring weather the rain has set in and so the flowers will drop or their petals will brown.
However, the sun will return, and with so many buds on the bushes we will have lots of camelias to pick before the season is over.