Sasanqua and japonica

We are almost in winter and the garden is still managing to show some colour.

japanese maple

The Japanese maple is starting to lose its leaves and we have had a wonderful show of blooms from the camelia sasanqua. You can see by the petals on the ground beneath the tree that there have been lots of blooms.

sasanqua

We have also had our first bloom on the camelia japonica.  This particular camelia reminds me of a waratah.  It is the camelia hybrid var. “Volunteer”.  It was named to commemorate the International Year of the Volunteer in 2001.

camelia japonicaThe banksias are also in bloom at the moment.

banksiaNature has  a way of cheering you up.  A wander round the garden always seems to lift the spirits.

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