3 October 2012

Red Camelia...



I love camellias (but then I love all flowers!).
A lot of people hate them, because they are messy.  
But I think the floral display they have is worth every bit of mess. 
This camelia is a Japonica variety.  
It is called 'Pirates Gold'.

Stunning Azalea...




This azalea is stunning with the brightest pink edged white blooms.
Now growing in a large pot situated on a sunny deck.  Probably not ideal conditions for it, but it's very happy and has doubled in size since last summer.
I don't know the name of it, as it was an impulse buy from the supermarket plant stand. And it just had a label that said 'azalea'!
Don't you just hate the way they position that stand of flowering plants just as you enter the supermarket.
I always seem to have a plant in my trolley at the start of every grocery shop!