Camellias are not the only blossoms in my garden this Bloom Day but they are the most spectacular.
We’re having unseasonably warm temperatures for mid-January so Camellias are at their finest. Starting with seedlings, of which only two have open blooms. The others have buds and show color.
This pretty red is blooming under a Taiwan Cherry. They clash beautifully, as my mother used to say.
Imagine how surprised I was when this seedling bloomed for the first time. It resembles nothing else in the garden. The seeds came from a dark pink cultivar.
The rest of these blooms are on old plants here for fifty years.
The gaudiest tree in the garden:
Mathotiana, also called Rubra, the most formal bloom:
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day this January when dreams of Spring blooms are in many gardeners’ thoughts. Please do visit and link.
My indoor blooms are at Dotty Pants Journal where I mostly keep greenhouse notes and photos.
The other blossoms I discovered for Bloom day are on Seedscatterer Blogspot. I found some surprises and some not so unexpected this time of year.