I needed a place to put all my gardening notes. Thought it would be fun for other people to see my input on various items of interest. I'm particularly fond of roses, fragrants, and flowering vines. Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Back Home Again and Blogging
I've been gone for over 6 weeks either visiting relatives up North or working in the Gulf. After all the hard freezes there is not much green left in my yard. My tropicals are decimated and my other plants are dormant. This time of year not much is pretty. That being said, my camellia japonica plants are waiting around for the perfect time to let loose with their gorgeous blooms. This is Professor Charles Sargent, a deep red camellia that I love. It's an old favorite that can be found all over the South. Put it in partial shade, provide plenty of mulch and water, wait a while, and it will reward you wonderfully. Camellias like acidic soil and grow in about the same conditions that azaleas do. They are brightest and best when nearly all other flowers are dormant.