27 Oct 2008

Apple Blossom Camellia

Camellia sasanqua. ‘Apple Blossom’

From my mother’s garden.  Image is close to life-size, about that of an average woman’s palm.  I was surprised to see she had replaced rose bushes with a whole new collection of camellias in her front side yard.  All the new bushes and trees of the same variety were loaded with dozens of buds, blossoms.  Each has the fragrance of a fine tea and finishes with a hint of faded jasmine.  My good luck: she gave me two tiny saplings she had come across by chance.  I’m so excited to see what comes!