As in all gardens, each Spring day brings something new. Here at Woodland Cottage, we are passing from early to mid-Spring. Soon, we'll be in what I like to call "full Spring"--when the Azaleas and Dogwoods are really kicking. It occurs usually when the mid-season Azaleas come into bloom. That will be soon. We landscape designers have been hopping double-time this Spring! I haven't had much time to sit [...]
Beautiful week one is now running into beautiful week two here at Woodland Cottage. It's astounding. I'll let the pics speak. The Loropetalum has never been more floriferous... Heavenly scent...
Japonica. Camellia. Some say it like this: Kuh-MAYL-yuh. Here in the South, "Japonica" is a catch-all term for so many plants: Winter/Spring-blooming Camellias, Pieris...any plant whose species name is japonica is fair game down here. Whatever you call them, they're all the same and they're all Camellias. I just took a turn around my woodland garden, and the early Camellia japonicas are blooming away. Of the varieties I have, [...]
I love Camellias. I'd be happy if my entire yard was full of them. But then, of course, there would be nothing in bloom from June to October. Still, they give a lot of bang for the buck. They are green the year 'round. The flowers are the size of Rose blooms, single and double. And they come in many shades of red, pink and white. Here in the [...]
It sure looks like Spring out there--if you're looking at the plants, that is. The weather is still cloudy, damp and cold here in the DC area. But tomorrow may be sunny and in the mid-80s, so I'll take it. Here are a couple of shots of my front garden, taken Thursday evening. Photos by the author. If you copy, please link back.
What a glorious, glorious day we had today here in Northern Virginia. Upper 70s, not a cloud in the sky. The camellias are popping into bloom and they are really stunning this year...just full of flowers. Granted, a lot of the branches are hanging down as a result of the heavy snows this winter, but I will do some pruning after they finish blooming. Spring-blooming Camellias, Camellia [...]