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Blooming Japanese Camellias

These Camellias bloomed so fast once they showed signs of happiness. There were comments from our readers that they would love to see when these Camellias bloomed on my previous post titled Japanese Camellia . They were just buds then, so I hope everyone has a chance to see this post today, because the buds have become flowers!
The Camellia is a wonderful evergreen-type of shrub. It is popular in Southern landscaping and Camellias make great container plants. Following are tips for proper care by mulching for the Camellia.

A Camellia needs slightly acidic soil, so organic mulch, or a compost is ideal to help preserve moisture. Sawdust and straw make great organic mulches. A Camellia should have at least three inches of mulch to protect the moisture level in the soil. Since they have shallow roots, they need good drainage. If you could raise the bed around 10 inches above the normal soil, and add the mulch on top, it would be the ideal home for Camellias.



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34 comments :

  1. wow, thanks..those Camellias are really lovely! Such beautiful color too!

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  2. Thank you for posting the care instructions! I will look for it when I'll start planting this spring!

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  3. beautiful pictures and mosaic of camelia, i do not have camelia at home, but with your tips, maybe i should give it a try.

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  4. Wow...beautiful. Nice tips. I would love to have something like that in my backyard.

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  5. The colours of the flowers are so beautiful! Have a great weekend and a wonderful PS! Sherri : )

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  6. Awesome! I knew they would look fantastic. The colour is so striking, isn't it?

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  7. Restaurant would have to be Chicken Parma Mmmmm but it has to have either diced or choped tomatoes, not pizza base stuff lol that was horrible. And if it has ham it should be think not thick spam looking stuff either lol. But I love chicken parma anyway tho.

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  8. Your camellias are just lovely. I would love to try growing these beauties too.

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  9. Your Camellias are lovely.
    I've just started a new meme with macro flower photography and I should like to ask you to participate with your beautiful flowers.
    I hope you do.

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  10. These are gorgeous flowers, and you took wonderful pictures!

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  11. The camellia's are gorgeous. They remind me of a rose-wanna-be, or is the rose a camellia-wanna-be??
    Thanks for stopping by my hosta post ... here's a link to the pic you questioned earlier. http://www.dutchbulbs.com/store/hostas/62263

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  12. Judy I love the pink camellias. I came from the camellia capitol of the world Sacramento where I actually grew up. We always saw them there blooming when other states were cold and gloomy.

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  13. Wow beautiful pictures of those beautiful camelia's.

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  14. Oh i love flowers so much, and these are grand!

    Happy PS!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes Match this purse?"

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  15. These are gorgeous. I adore the color.

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  16. Oh how I love camelias- they sometimes are so laden with blooms that I wonder how the stems can hold them up. Yours looks alittle like mine only it will probably be the end of April before I see mine in flower. Beautiful collage too.

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  17. Amanda darling,

    If you want to pop over to ours, we a have a little hunt every year!! ;)

    Love,
    Bird

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  18. Beautiful Camellias!
    Great mosaic as well.
    Happy Pink.

    Have a great day.

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  19. Lovely collage and series of Camellias!!

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  20. SS: Those buds did become beautiful flowers this week.

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  21. Very beautiful flowers.
    Lovely pictures!!
    Gisela

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  22. They are gorgeous. They are blooming here as well and I love it.

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  23. Wonderful post, lovely photos and great information. Have a super week and thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers.

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  24. lovely camellias, they look like really early flowerers. i have three trees of a similar colour that are over 150 years old and have been drastically fire damaged in bushfires but have always come back again.

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  25. I love how they drop their flowers and carpet the ground beneath with color - camellias are a garden favorite, for sure! And they sure work well floating in a bowl indoors!

    Amanda

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  26. Your camellia images are beautiful! I used to have camellias in my garden when I lived in California. I don't think they would grow well in the alkaline soil here in the desert.

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  27. Those camellias are truly beautiful. Those pink petals are truly gorgeous!

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  28. These are beautiful photos! I can't believe you have them growing in your yard..

    Thanks for the shout!

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  29. So very beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :)

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  30. Those blooms are beautiful, I love the different stages of the bloom. Such a pretty pink, too.

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