There's always room for another camellia or two to be hidden somewhere in the garden. They make beautiful supporting players for most of the year and have attractive glossy evergreen foliage. However, from winter through early summer some camellia or other is covered with glorious color. Right now the japonicas are taking center stage. Here are just some of mine.
In the greenhouse, the jasmine is blooming along with a rhipsalis and a few abutilons. Here's Abutilon 'Red Tiger'
A late Schlumbergera x buckleyi
These hyacinths weren't forced but planted in pots and left outside. Once they started blooming, I brought a pot inside to enjoy.
The pink of this begonia blossom isn't particularly pleasant with the fabulous orange leaves. would you cut the flowers off?
How about we just escape back outside instead. Skimmia japonica isn't the showiest of plants but it's sweet perfume wafts generously.
The cyclamen are mostly done for the season and soon the beautiful foliage will disappear for the summer.
Bird-planted Ribes sanguineum is a favorite of the hummingbirds. This pink clashes horribly with the pink of a nearby inherited towering camellia. Don't want to get rid of either of them so I live with the discord.
Stachyurus praecox in it's prime!
The flowers of Narcissus 'British Gamble' are gorgeous but in this, their second year, their number has decreased significantly. Bummer.
Hanging around with friends.
Thanks, Carol, for hosting the floral fiesta for all these years. Happy GGBD to you all!