Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pic Today 1/22/12







WHEN CAMELLIAS BLOOM

". . . spring cannot be far behind."

Camellias are making their first showing
this late January (albeit indoors.)
Their fragrant, colorful buds shown here
at the Linnaean House, Missouri Botanical Garden.

Built in 1882, the Linnaean House is
the oldest continuously operated greenhouse
west of the Mississippi River
(named in honor of Swedish botanist,
Carl Linnaeus, by Henry Shaw.)

The camellia collection planted here
dates back to the 1920s.

(Did you know?
The tea we drink
comes from leaves of the camellia.)



5 comments:

  1. it's been such a warm january here. it already feels like spring. can't wait for all the color to come back. beautiful pictures. :)

    do you go out and take pictures on your journeys of the day everyday, then post them on here? or is it a secret? haha, i've always wanted to ask.

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  2. We still have a long way to spring in Sweden. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers.

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  3. What a beautiful series this is Rick, and a wonderful reminder that spring can't be too far away.

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  4. ah ... I got now
    in time to enjoy your camellias!
    are gorgeous .... similar to those that I drew! :)
    great photos!

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