April 8, 2010

Spring blooming camellia

Yes, they are real camellia flowers fresh from my garden!  I have been following along their growth since last fall when the buds started forming.  During this record breaking winter, I worried if the shrub could withstand the heavy snow and blistering wind.  Nevertheless, after spring temperature picks up, the buds swell and flowers open one after another.  Some branches are so heavily loaded that I need to keep it upright in this container.  Here they are: rewarding me by its vibrant beauty!  Instead of having pets, I find quite a joy to nurture plants.  Below are more flowers from the spring garden.  Enjoy!