Today I want to welcome an international group of my talented photographer friends who I've had the pleasure of knowing for several years. We link our blogs together, creating Sisterhood Stories. Please follow the links and enjoy a magical journey around blog land and the world. You will be pleased you did. After you've visited her, please pop over to see my friend Sue http://themercerie.net/blog/.
January in Southern California, is a month when you can expect to see beautiful camellia's blooming in the gardens. I'm very fortunate to live in a 60 year old home, where someone had the forethought to plant these gorgeous flowering shrubs known as camellia japonica's. In gardening history, they were refered to as the "Japan Rose."
Camellia shrubs grow very slowly, and thanks to the age of the camellia shrubs in my garden, they are very large and abundant.
Southern California is home to Descanso Garden's, which has the largest collection of camellia plants outside of Japan, and likely the oldest camellia plants in the United States. If you want to experience gorgeous blooms, and a large variety, please do visit this month.
Descanso's Annual Camellia Festival is coming up soon.
February 8 and 9, 2014 at Descanso Gardens
By the way, did you make New Year's Resolutions this year? I plan on joining a new gardening club. The health benefits of gardening are undeniable. My friends from my original gardening club, called "The Gardeneer's" lived extremely long and productive lives. Many of them have gone on to garden in the great beyond, but most of them were in their late 90's and even 100+.
Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to visit the links for Sisterhood Stories, first stopping by to Sue http://themercerie.net/blog/.
Happy New Year!