Saturday, January 16, 2010

Flowers in winter

One nice thing about winter in the South is that flowers bloom most of the season. During the last week of December I took my camera out to the garden. I found several camellia bushes blooming.

This pale pink one is a favorite. I love the multiple petals that swirl around. It's very full and kind of messy.

One bush was full of buds just beginning to open.

And this camellia has never had blooms before. When I took the picture it was full of tightly closed buds. I can't wait to see what they look like opened. I think the flowers survived the recent cold weather since the buds were still so small.

My little violas were also blooming. They are such a happy flower that blooms all winter. I was afraid the recent 2 week spell of freezing weather had harmed them. They looked very sad until the warmer temps came back this week.

It was fun to see this rose bush trying to show off. Unfortunately the freezing temps killed the rose bud.


rochambeau said...

Very pretty Sue!
Nice to meet you here in blogland!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Here in cold, snowy, New York, not too much blooms during Winter! These are beautiful pictures-they gave me a lift on a gray day!
Thank you for stopping by my blog & for your compliments on my flowers!

Patricia said...

Thanks ever so much for your visit to my blog and taking the time to leave a lovely comment. Have a great rest of the week.

Sandi M said...

Thanks for visiting my OWOH giveaway. After much shoveling yesterday and today I am in fact tired of snow, but our teen daughter is having fun building snowmen and forts! I, however, am enjoying your camellias and miss the ones I had in GA. We lived there for 11 years before here. It will be a while yet before my daffodils and other early bloomers poke their pretty heads up to the sun.

Youngish said...

Nice to meet you, thanks for visiting my blog. What a pretty garden you have! I especially love the camellia, it reminds me of a peony (my fave).