Sunday, January 27, 2013

AUNT ALICE (and Friends)

WELL, NO, not my 2 legged Aunt Alice… she has been gone quite a few years… No, this is my favorite camellia, Aunt Alice. Actually I bought Aunt Alice because of her name, because I had an Aunt Alice, as you might have figured. She had only one bloom on her at the time, a sad droopy looking bloom that fell off before I even got the plant to the van. I planted her in a very sheltered spot, safe from sun burn in the winter time, and she has done real well there. Unfortunately I can’t see her from the house, but she is well worth the little walk to go visit this time of year. I know, there are a lot of pictures, but that is because each bloom is different and unique. (And I am redundant, but that is because I repeat myself a lot in my old age.) Anyway, here is this year’s blooming – pictures from last week that I took before the bitter cold got here and the SNOW!

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I just had to bring some in for the table. The big double pink is Debutante.  


troutbirder said...

What a beautiful flower. I don't think they grow here though....:(

Sissy said...

How delightful it must be to discover beauty such as this in the height of winter. There was gorgeous swiss chard still thriving here until the ice storm last week. I must ease out and check on my azaleas, hoping they made it through the blizzardy ice. Spring will surely be welcomed by this old creature.

Ginnie said...

Wow, your Aunt Alice is certainly prolific ... and hardy, if she can give you all those lovely blooms at this time of the year.
It's fun to be able to remember having seen it in person !

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Aunt Alice, the plant, is beautiful and most likely so was the human Aunt Alice. The blooms are lovely and do brighten and color a winter day.

ancient one said...

Aunt Alice is a beautiful flower/plant. I don't blame you for showing so many flowers. They are all different.