Winter Bloom ~ Camellia

Pink Perfection ~ Camellia
Pink Perfection ~ Camellia in Bloom

You know how some first impressions last a lifetime? First time I saw a camellia in bloom was about 20 years ago, during a college trip to Kodaikanal botanic gardens. It was a quick glance, may be few seconds but I remembered those palm sized big beauties and their endearing perfection. It was on my must have plants since then, and I was finally able to plant camellias last November. The variety photographed above is called Pink Perfection and is in full bloom this winter. The flowers are so gorgeous; I think the photo really does not do justice to this pink perfection.

12 Comments

  • By Madhu, December 13, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

    Very beautiful, petals looks so perfect.

  • By Cilantro, December 13, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

    Beautiful !!!

  • By Kalyani, December 13, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    Wow beautiful flower ……..

  • By Jayashree, December 14, 2009 @ 2:15 am

    I’m seeing the flower for the first time & it is beautiful.
    Living in B’lore , we get the camellia foliage from Ooty, for floral decoration purposes. Half the battle is won when these leaves are used. Occasionally , there is an odd tight bud on these stems . But this bloom is something else !

  • By Gauri Gharpure, December 14, 2009 @ 6:35 am

    lovely…

  • By Ranjan, December 14, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    Looks so beautiful, love the pink colour.

  • By R, December 14, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    We have the same camellia at home, it is pristine pure white. It blooms profoundly and looks very good. Very nice deep pink color in the picture.

  • By Priya, December 14, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    We had bright red and stark white camelias in my parents’ backyard growing up and I loved them. Not only are they stunning to look at, I love that they bloom in winter and brighten up the garden when the rest of the landscape is less colorful.

  • By Usha, December 15, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Gorgeous. Does it make a good cut flower for the vase? Can it be dried ?

  • By trupti, December 15, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

    Oh wow….that is a beauty!

  • By rashmi, December 15, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

    i am so happy for ur camellia bloom…looks very pretty for winter….

  • By Kay, December 23, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    Beautiful!!!!

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