Phases of Camellia

Cameilla Bud
Camellia beginning to open
Camellia mostly open
Camellia in full bloom
Camellia Bush

Camellia belongs to the family Theaceae. They’re found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. While this plant is not native to my region, the Pacific Northwest, Western North America. It is a good friend to the PNW gardener. It’s ability to “plays well with others” and not dominate everything in the landscape gives it an A+ in my opinion! It’s content to share space with native ferns and Redwood sorrel. I’m sorry, I don’t know which species of Camellia this is.

Feel free to use any of these pictures for artistic inspiration. If you do, please comment with a link or email me. I would love to see it! Thank you!

Creating Living Landscapes

This is a terrific presentation that really breaks down the complexities of our current biological diversity problems and what YOU can do to help. It is really worth the time to watch. If you’re pressed for time you can skip the first few minutes with the lady and at 1:10:00 the presentation is over by Dr. Tallamy and you can chose whether you want to listen to the Q &A. So you could call this a 1 hour lecture.

He also has a book called “Bringing Nature Home” I have shelves and shelves of environmental and gardening books but it appears this one got stuck on my “want list” and not actually purchased for reading. I shall go fix that.