In a Vase on Monday: New Beginnings

Last week we highlighted flowers that were winding down  in the garden; this week I am delighted to showcase the first blossoms of the season from Camellia sasanqua ‘Our Linda.’


‘Our Linda’ was a gift from David Parks of Camellia Forest Nursery several years ago, and it has been a beautiful and abundant bloomer over the years.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Let me invite you to visit her site to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this week.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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15 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: New Beginnings

  1. Cathy says:

    Such a pretty pink – and what gloriously glossy leaves! Thanks for sharing John


  2. Julie says:

    It is so good to see your camellias John!! They always seem so early to flower – mine are full of promise – heavy with buds – but it will be a few months yet before they flower so I am looking forward to enjoying lots of yours. J x


  3. pbmgarden says:

    It’s nice to see your Camellia looking so healthy. Lovely.


  4. Gosh, camellia time already, is it?! What beauties they are. I just love the square-ish shape of the petals.


  5. Christina says:

    More springlike that autumnal! I’ve been inspired by seeing your Camellia sasanqua and have recently purchased a pure white one which I intend to keep in a large pot on the terrace.


  6. Cathy says:

    Lovely to see your Camellias are coming into flower already John. What a beauty, and how brave of you to cut one of the first buds to open!


  7. karen says:

    I keep looking at the camellia buds. Can’t wait to see some flowers. They are so full of promise at the moment. Thanks for sharing


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