Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I forgot Mathotiana, which blooms early to late. Planted by Daddy Senior's sister about 35 years ago, it grew too large in a sheltered corner of the house. He moved it and it died in drought a few years ago. It grew back in the original site from a piece of the root. Right now the leaves are plagued with tea scale, but the flowers are still beautiful. My experience is that camellias out in the open are not plagued with disease and fungus as are the ones in sheltered areas where air circulation and sunlight are not adequate.
Here's a view of a little bird nest in the center, visible out the window. The birds have flown.