Camellias

Camellias have been in bloom in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past couple of months. The Filoli estate in Woodside, California has a large variety of camellias on its grounds. Even if there are no camellias blooming in your area, you can enjoy camellias vicariously by gazing at the photos here and fixing yourself a cup of tea – your choice of black tea, orange pekoe tea, oolong tea, green tea, or white tea - all made from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.

Camellia japonica 'Covina'

Camellia japonica ‘Covina’

SOURCE: Camellia japonica ‘Covina’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 20 March 2009.

Camellia japonica 'Cara Mia'

Camellia japonica ‘Cara Mia’

SOURCE: Camellia japonica ‘Cara Mia’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 20 March 2009.

Camellia japonica 'Margaret McCown'

Camellia japonica ‘Margaret McCown’

SOURCE: Camellia japonica ‘Margaret McCown’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 20 March 2009.

Camellia saluenensis x japonica 'Holland Orchid'

Camellia saluenensis x japonica ‘Holland Orchid’

SOURCE: Camellia saluenensis x japonica ‘Holland Orchid’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 20 March 2009.

If you still don’t have your fill of camellias, you can revisit the camellia photos I took last year.

Copyright © 2009 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to Camellias

  1. Carolyn Steinberg says:

    I always look forward to your pictures of flowers and foliage. Thank you for sharing their beauty.

  2. Fernanda Derzi Saldanha says:

    Hello, I have a question for you.
    I am from Brazil and a friend of my that is living in Canada, took a picture of a very beatuiful flower and sent to me. I felt in love with the flower, and when a I asked her what type of was it, she sad it was a rhododentron, but I am pretty sure is a camellia japonica. Can I send you a picture, so you can help me??
    thank you very much,
    Fernanda.

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