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The Camellias of Filoli – Part 3

Most people have heard of the flowering plants of the species Camellia japonica, Camellia reticulata, and the hybrid Camellia x williamsii, but even more people are familiar with another species: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze. The leaves of Camellia sinsensis are used to make tea. I … Continue reading

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The Camellias of Filoli – Part 2

I’m not sure how many cultivars of camellias there are at Filoli, but I took photos of 30 different cultivars myself (including a few I only saw in the garden shop). Most of the camellias I saw were either around the … Continue reading

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The Camellias of Filoli – Part 1

The gardens at Filoli include many different varieties of camellias, including cultivars of Camellia japonica L., Camellia reticulata Lindl., and Camellia x williamsii W. W. Sm (a cross of Camellia saluenensis Staph. ex Bean with Camellia japonica L. first crossed by John Charles Williams). … Continue reading

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The Magnolias of Filoli in 2017

I’ve visited Filoli in Woodside, California many times. The magnolias flower in early spring, but the timing of a visit must be just right in order to see the magnolias at their finest. This year, I seemed to have timed … Continue reading

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Magnolias at Filoli

Just as with hellebores and the summer snowflakes, I have never been satisfied with my photos of the magnolias at Filoli in Woodside, California.  The flowers usually seemed to be somewhat beaten up by the time I photographed them.  This … Continue reading

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Narcissus (Daffodils) at Filoli

It’s a new season at Filoli in Woodside, California.  It’s still a bit early for Narcissus (Daffodils), but still many were in bloom this week. Narcissus ‘Topolino’ SOURCE:  Narcissus ‘Topolino’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California), photographed by Stephen J. Danko … Continue reading

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Rose Season

Roses are in bloom at the Filoli estates in Woodside, California. This year seems to be a particularly good year for roses at Filoli. Continue reading

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Dogwoods

On my visits to the Filoli estate in April and early May, the dogwoods were in bloom. Continue reading

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Bearded Iris

On my most recent visit to Filoli, there were more Bearded Irises in bloom than I had ever seen there before. Continue reading

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Orchids in the Filoli Greenhouses

This past weekend was the annual flower show at the Filoli estate in Woodside, California. Visitors to Filoli are rarely given the opportunity to tour the greenhouses, but this weekend was an exception. While there, I photographed several of the orchids in bloom in the greenhouses. Continue reading

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