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Bee Heaven

So many places for this bee to bumble in a giant red wall of nectar… Advertisements

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Strings Attached

mountain laurel colors – pink, red, white, yellow and lime green

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Fatal Beauty: Side Effects Include…

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain laurel, is a multi-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to Eastern North America that can be found in open rocky or sandy woods, cool meadows, balds, mountain slopes and woodland margins. It’s noted for its excellent spring … Continue reading

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Surviving Winter

All of the camellia blooms died off during the frequent ice/winter storms this winter – except this one!

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Celebrating Easter with Christmas Colors

In our front yard is the photinia fraseri, an evergreen shrub commonly called red tip or red top (particularly in the South where it has been frequently planted). This shrub celebrates spring with bronze red to bright red new leaves that emerge … Continue reading

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Ochre.

Camellia buds floating on water in a clay dish.  

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Nature’s Funny That Way

A warm, yellow sun will yield beautiful white camellia blooms – yet an icy, white snowfall will turn them into golden yellow blooms.

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Golden Camellia

Recent ice storms freeze what once was a fully bloomed white camellia.

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Winter Berry

a.k.a. Coral Ardisia plant, Christmas berry, hen’s eyes, coralberry and spiceberry.  While great for ornamental purposes, it’s reported to be extremely toxic.  No wonder the many birds who frequent our bird baths and feeders don’t often perch on this plant’s branches!

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Variations of a White Camellia

just playing today…

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