Friday, November 12, 2010

Blooming Friday.....Camellias and Tiny Loropetalum Blooms

I was looking at some of the blooming Friday posts and decided that it was time for me to participate. I took my camera out this morning and found several plants in my yard blooming, but nothing looked as beautiful as the fall blooming camellias. I added them to my landscape several years ago and have not been disappointed. I hope you enjoy the blooms.


This camellia is actually climbing the side of my house that is seen first from the drive.


Although it is full of buds, the only ones that are opened are hiding near the wall at the bottom of the plant. I guess they are shy.


See....no visible blooms yet!


I believe that this little bee was hiding from his friends.


Speaking of hiding....do you use plants in your landscape to hide unsightly things?


I just had to sneak in this picture of the loropetalum bloom. It is tiny, but beautiful.


Camellias are one of the South's best plants.


Don't you agree?

Hope you enjoyed the Friday blooms! Have a blessed weekend!

18 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

your camellias are gorgeous! i just added six or seven
to my tiny flock last week.

they are such a treasure in the winter.

have a lovely day, carla!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Camellias... Beautiful! I always wanted them but never planted them. I don't know why. Your pictures are so inspiring! I love the bee!

Kayla said...

I wish I had a green thumb. I'd love to be able to grow anything as beautiful as these camellias.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful! When we lived in Charleston, we had nine lovely camellias that bloomed in January and February. I think we've seen the last of blossoms here until spring when they will be most welcome!

Best,
Bonnie

Glenda said...

Beautiful blooms - especially in November! The camellias are so pretty, but I also love the teeny, tiny flowers!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joan Elizabeth said...

As far as I am concerned camellias are a winner, their winter colour is so welcome. Yours look like they are thriving. Have a blessed weekend Carla.

Allison said...

I do agree! Only I have this romantic fantasy about Spanish moss... ;)

Carla... I am exceedingly curious about your lovely brick house. There is no red brick here in Switzerland. What style is your house? Stately? Small?

TYRA said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carla! What a lovely November post!

Happy weekend

Tyra

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

That little bee knows a good thing! Beautiful Camillias are a real southern treasure. I so love them. Just about now I am missing my summer flowers, and would LOVE to have these beauties to enjoy! What pretty pictures!
Thanks for sharing some Southern Flora Hospitality!
Yvonne

Randy Emmitt said...

Carla,

Enjoyed the camellia photos the last one is awesome! Hope she gets in Duke!

Katarina said...

Your Camellias are fabulous! What a sight for sore eyes! Thanks for joining Blooming Friday!

Southern Fried Gal said...

I did enjoy your blooms! The bee is cute. I don't have any camelias and I'm not sure why. We have quite a few loropetalum in our front flower beds. I love that they surprise us with blooms throughout the year. Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend!

sweetbay said...

Beautiful Camellias. They'll just get better as they age. My favorites are the soft pink ones like you have. I've seen some gorgeous big camellias covered in flowers when running errands. From their size I'd guess they're at least 15 years old.

Diana (Di) said...

Carla, so lovely. We only have one in our garden and it blooms around late February/early March and we always look forward to its blossoming.

Donna said...

I can't believe you still have flowers blooming, Carla! I am just a tad jealous, sitting up here in New England! haha Have a wonderful weekend!... Donna

Zuzu said...

You southern girls still enjoy blossoms in November? So beautiful!!!
:)
Wishing you a lovely week,
Zuzu

Pam said...

I definitely agree, Carla.. they are indeed precious flowers. I love their soft pink color.
I too hide things behind some of my flowering bushes. They make a lovely screen.

Blessings ;)

*Ulrike* said...

So pretty, and I love the pink color too. I'm hoping that mine will bloom this year.