By |2015-03-27T20:52:23-04:00March 26, 2015|Friday Flowers|

It’s Camellia time again!

This is one of the few plants we inherited (and didn’t pull out) when we moved here and it never fails to please. I think, but am not absolutely certain, that it is
camellia japonica “Berenice Boddy.”


I had fun doing a Camellia photo shoot the other day!


If you subscribe to my Instagram feed then you saw this image for
#itsamoodywednesday from
Gudy Herder at Eclectic Trends.

Camellia IG_wm


We were cleaning/organizing closets last weekend and I found this picture in a box from my Mother’s house. That’s me, on the right, and my sister, in Maine where we went every summer. I can almost feel that huge rock and the sunshine and hear the lake water around us.


You can read more about our Camellias HERE and HERE.

Finally, let me tell you what a time it has been around here. By the time this goes out to all email followers, I will have switched servers!!! Yay! A shout out to Kelly for all her help; and yes, to me to for hanging in […]


By |2015-01-09T11:43:24-05:00October 16, 2014|Friday Flowers|

May I present:
Camellia sasanqua

Isn’t she lovely? I don’t think this one has ever (in my four years in this house) bloomed this early in the season. But no matter. I am very pleased! She sits right out front for all the world to see and has many, many flowers and buds.
The bees seem quite happy to see her!




My red dahlias.
No, I don’t know what they are except that they have come down in my family for many generations! I carried the tubers down here when we moved and they are, for the most part, doing well. They are not too happy about all the heat, but I try to plant them in partial shade. After languishing all summer and the leaves turning blotchy and yellow, they have come out of “summer shock” and are now flourishing. We should have another month or so of warm weather so I hope to have more bright spots throughout the garden!


 And the white Japanese Anemones are always a favorite.





By |2014-05-13T21:39:34-04:00November 1, 2013|Friday Flowers|

We inherited this Camellia with the house!  It faces North but also gets some very hot Western sun in the summer.
And it’s flourishing.
What a treat to have a plant/shrub start to bloom in October and continue through December. My dream come true? Well, not quite, but good enough!!!
I took these with my iPhone, so sorry about the slight blurring in this last one.
But, hey, the iPhone takes really decent pictures, no?
On Monday I will have a new recipe for you. Scrumptious doesn’t quite say it all!
It has fresh cranberries, so perfect for this time of year.
See you Monday morning!

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