Monday, December 5, 2016

Dreaming of a White Christmas Does not mean Snow

When I dream of a white Christmas, it means White Flowers.



We woke to fog this morning, typical of Gulf Coast gardens in December when the temperatures and and the dew point are the same.


It looks like snow on boxwoods.


Petals drift just like precip.


Camellia sansanqua.

These are in season until Christmas. Camellia japonica starts in real winter weather, opening, freezing and starting over.

11 comments:

  1. Your snow is much nicer than the cold wet stuff!

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  2. What a gorgeous Camellia, so much better than snow........

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  3. That's the best snow substitute I've seen yet! Our ornamental pear creates a brief early spring snowfall, which sometimes comes as soon as January, but that's likely to be much later this year as the tree hasn't dropped its still green leaves yet.

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  4. WOW! That's a beauty.

    Happy Christmas holidays dear Jean. ~ FlowerLady

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  5. That is 1 awesome Camellia, and that last photo is just perfect.

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  6. I agree with Hoover about perfection - you were able to see and convey the beauty of a camellia even when wet and droopy... so lush!

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    1. Actually, that delicate flower isn't even droopy! Amazing.

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  7. How beautiful! I would swap snowfall for that Camellia any day of the week.

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  8. I envy you your 'snow'! We are in the midst of winter type weather. Got down to 13° yesterday. Our white was frost and a light dusting of real snow. Winter has arrived a bit early.

    Have a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy those southern beauties.

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  9. Happy New Year, Jean. Hope all is well with you.

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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