Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring is near!


On Sunday, February 13th 2011 I went to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Ma  to get my fix of SPRING, which was much needed after the abundance of snow fall this winter. It was their annual Camellia show. I never had a camellia before and although they seem fussy I found one in my home at the day's end! My darling husband bought me a simple white Shira ogi. It's budding up now and should bloom any day. Wish me luck with it! I am now a member of the Massachusetts Camellia Society  because the membership was free with my plant/shrub purchase. Not that I will be doing anything with this membership .... but who knew I would be a member of a society with such passion of a plant in which I never cared for before and hope not to kill:)

Here are just a few pictures I took (which I took over 200:)!!!

Camellias @ the show on display

The Sira ogi that my hubby bought me

The 182nd Annual Camellia Show

What more could a lady ask for on a cold, bitter day?

The photo above and below is how my blooms will
look on my Camellia Shira ogi!!! Can't wait to share them with you once it blooms!


  1. Happy Valentines Day!! I would have loved to go to that show! I always thought Camilias had to be grown in a warm climate. Such a beautiful flower! Mary

  2. Richelle,

    I bet you were in heaven at the Flower Show! Camellia Shira ogi is some good looking flower.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  3. I thought they were a warm climate plant as well! I saw some last year in Florida, and they were just beautiful. I can't wait to see yours blooming!