The seeds were stuck in the ground some years ago underneath some azaleas. A couple of years passed and I forgot about them until I one day I noticed little plants about 10 inches tall.
They thrived when moved to better locations.
First bloom on this one this season. Many more buds.
I'm guessing the pollen parent of this one as Blood of China.
both the above were on this bush:
I am giving it a 'garden name' of Mary 'Stelle for the sister in law who planted Mathotiana here, because it is pink and looks like a rose.
There are two seedlings more yet to bloom, a pink and a red.
Two Camellia seeds have sprouted, the one on the right just this week.
The joy of growing is why I garden. Many of my plants have a history, either from this place or from another garden as a cutting or a seedling.
I spent this morning pruning more boxwoods and grooming 'Reine des Violettes' rose, not to mention combating cat brier. There is much work here. I may call in the bull dozer before warm weather.
'Reine des Violettes' had some dead canes, and some long canes that needed pulling over and tying to stakes to encourage buds to break along the length. I do love roses with a spicy fragrance.
Reine des Violettes, November, 2009.