Friday, November 27, 2009

Camellias Deep Pinks & Reds 10 Different Ones!

Hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had all the fixing and trimmings and now have a fridge full of leftovers.

As promised the deep pinks and reds. The reds have a bit of difficultly reproducing on film so they might still look a bit pink. These are from last Sunday at Sara P Duke Gardens.

Camellia sasanqua 'Inhi-no-umi
Stunning camellia it was blooming like crazy and it was one of my favorites in Duke Gardens.

Camellia sasanqua 'William Lanier Hunt"

Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza"

Camellia X 'Christmas Rose'
Another Camellia Forest introduction and listed as zone 8a, it looked very happy in Duke Gardens zone 7

Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise'

Camellia sasanqua 'Sea At Sunset'
Funny name for a flower but beautifully formed anyway.

Camellia sasanqua 'Anne McCulloch Hill'
This beauty of a camellia was hidden away at Duke Gardens I had to walk off the path to see it good. This plant was 15 ft tall and the flowers every one looked different than the next. The flower below was a freshly opened one. This camellia is a Camellia Forest introduction they are a local Camellia specialized nursery that has 180 different camellias to choose from.

Camellia sasanqua 'Kanjiro'
This camellia we have planted below our screened porch! We were totally impressed that it was planted in Duke Gardens alone the main path and was the showiest camellia we saw on Sunday. The plant was 4-5 ft wide and about 7-8 ft tall and had hundreds of blooms.

Camellia japonica 'Lady Clare'
One of the more perfect looking flowers we saw.

Camellia sasanqua 'Sekiyo'


Anonymous said...

Randy~~ Beautiful! 'Bonanza' is my favorite. Yes, our fridge is full too and so is my stomach--still!

Nell Jean said...

I'd like to have a 'William Lanier Hunt' not because it is any prettier than the others, but Mr. Hunt is one of my fav southern writers -- no longer with us, but his prose is still appropriate to the garden.

Thank you for posting all these.

madcobug said...

All of them are beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing such beauty. Helen

tina said...

Oh gee, as if picking a pink camellia was easy now you show us some gorgeous reds and dark pink:) The garden there must be splendid!

Randy Emmitt said...

Our fridge could feed a small army right now. The girls went out and got pedicures and brought back 2 loaves of bread and 2 chunks of cheese. Bonanza is a nice one. The camellia breeder we are going to see has a pink and red sport of bonanza we might get one.

Neil Jean,
Thanks for alerting me about Wm Lanier Hunt I've visited his gardens at the NC Botanical Garden, but did not recall it either.

I agree, these camellias are very addicting.

If you are ever free and head towards Durham Duke Gardens is well worth the visit, it gets better every year. The water lilies oh my! And the nursery Camellia Forest is only a half hour away, you would need an appointment.

Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence said...

I love Sasanqua season. You have tons. Lovely! H.

Shady Gardener said...

It doesn't seem real that anyone could have such beautiful flowers at this point in time! We don't have snow yet, but it was 32 degrees F this morning with frost on everything. Beautiful. :-) I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.

sweet bay said...

Such beautiful camellias! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Dave@The Home Garden said...

Very cool flowers and great photos!

Nell Jean said...

I wondered if 'Professor Sargent' was in bloom there. There used to be 2 huge ones here that were the oldest my MIL had. Dh pulled them up... a story we don't want to discuss at all.

Anyhow, they may not be in bloom yet, usually seen around Christmas time and often called 'Christmas Carnation' which gives you some idea of how they look, red.

'Blood of China' is one of my favs. It is one of the latest blooming, lasting well into April once it does bloom. My MIL called it 'Bloody China' which endears it to me all the more.

Ginger said...

I have really enjoyed all of your camellia photos! I only know what 2 of my 4 species are --- one day when I have some time, I will cross-reference them with these posts.

Happy late Thanksgiving to you and your family!

keewee said...

I was in the garden center today and saw a gorgeous deep burgundy/reddish Camellia. The only reason I did not buy it, is that I do not have room in my garden right now.

Janet said...

Randy, your Camellia photos are wonderful. I marvel at the ability to take the photos and then ID them once you get home. You must take notes as you photograph these beauties! The Norfolk Botanical Garden has a wonderful selection of Camellias and each is beautiful in its own right. I feel like a kid in a candy store, wanting each and every one I see!

Phillip said...

All beautiful. I really like 'Sea at Sunset'. I have 'Bonanza' - it is one of my oldest camellias. I just recently planted 'Lady Clare'.