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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:47 PM

My LOVELY camellia is BLOOMING!

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But I AM concerned, there are LOTS of buds nowhere near opening, and it's DECEMBER 29! I hope this doesn't mean some sort of handicap for the bush in the future, but will take advantage of it while I have it. It's around 55 here (southern MD) now, and the low in the 10-day forecast is 44 for next Monday.

I just reread my earlier post about the effect of this weird weather, so am not too concerned for the long future, and will stay here and enjoy it while it happens.

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Reply My LOVELY camellia is BLOOMING! (Original post)
elleng Dec 2015 OP
alfie Dec 2015 #1
japple Dec 2015 #2
elleng Dec 2015 #3
Brainstormy Dec 2015 #4
elleng Dec 2015 #5
Brainstormy Dec 2015 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2016 #7
elleng Jan 2016 #8
elleng Jan 2016 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2016 #10
greymouse Feb 2016 #11
elleng Feb 2016 #12
NutmegYankee Feb 2016 #13
elleng Feb 2016 #14
NutmegYankee Feb 2016 #15
elleng Feb 2016 #16
NutmegYankee Feb 2016 #17
elleng Feb 2016 #18
JDPriestly Feb 2016 #19
elleng Feb 2016 #20
JDPriestly Feb 2016 #21

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 07:15 PM

1. Gorgeous!

One of my favorite flowers.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 08:52 PM

2. Gorgeous! I love to bring them inside and place them in a shallow dish

of water. The blossoms are so delicate and perfect.

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Response to japple (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 08:57 PM

3. Yes they are!

Thanks for the idea; will try it, especially if/when the weather deteriorates.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:06 PM

4. Not something to celebrate

actually a bad sign of how acute the climate crisis actually is. They are beautiful, tho.

BTW, it's been in the high sixties and seventies in Atlanta this week.

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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:10 PM

5. Right, not exactly 'celebrating,'

but enjoying looking at them.

Mid-50s in southern MD.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:05 PM

6. I started looking around yesterday

after reading your post. I see them blooming everywhere in Georgia. Also noted that my (presumed dead) potted annuals on my deck--which I ordinarily would have trashed by now but we've had lots of rains--have put out new growth at the roots. Crazy.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:58 PM

7. I read that flowering plants will not be harmed - but will not bloom

in spring. In other words - will only bloom once per season. We've got forsythia we won't see this spring. BOO

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 12:01 AM

8. I HOPE that's not true for the camellia,

still lots of unopened buds. Forsythia in full bloom now!

Haven't seen any effect on peonies, will check again but fingers crossed. That would REALLY mess up spring!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 12:06 AM

9. I posted this, from an expert, before I noticed my camellia:

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 10:04 AM

10. thanks. Guess it must be debatable among the experts.

Can't site my source, sorry, but the article I read said that nothing will bloom twice and the only plants that have a chance are bulbs which have only sprouted a bit.

Let's hope they are wrong...would hate a spring with no flowers.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:48 AM

11. which one?

That is so lovely, Ellen; do you know which camellia it is?

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Response to greymouse (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 12:22 PM

12. No, mouse, didn't know there was a choice!

Moved here 2 1/2 years ago, and was DELIGHTED to see it bloom my first spring here.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:55 PM

13. I'm seeing vegetation starting to pop up in February!

The grass is turning green again and the daffodils are popping up. This is New England!

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:01 PM

14. Excellent!

I discovered Friday I have a patch of croci! Had seen singles last year, but nothing like this! Can't get a good pic of the entire area, but it's quite large.

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:03 PM

15. I wonder how they got there.

They aren't native to North America.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:27 PM

16. Right, I read that.

Mentioned them to my landlord today, he's quite familiar with them. This property's been in his family for 60+ years, so they may have scattered some seeds, and then let them proliferate.

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 07:01 PM

17. The first spring after I bought my house, I spotted a flower very early



It was a Glory of the Snow.

I've always enjoyed flowers. I grow a large vegetable garden, but also have large perennial beds. Like these:



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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 07:03 PM

18. Great!

You're much more adventurous in this realm than I am, but luckily my landlord and his family has done all the hard work over the years.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 06:18 PM

19. Beautiful.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 06:38 PM

20. Yes, they WERE!

I'm concerned none will open at their regular SPRING-time!

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Response to elleng (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 06:47 PM

21. Welcome to California. (Weather-wise anyway.)

The camelias bloom in February here.

It's climate change.

It's been such a warm winter so far that I am dreading the summer.

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