Mike Chelednik is a great lover of camellias, and sent in a selection of some of his favorites of this incredibly beautiful winter-flowering shrub. Though not suitable for colder zones, every garden in zones 7 or warmer needs some camellias to bring their beauty to the wintery part of the year.
Camellia japonica ‘Sunny Side’
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You certainly grow a wonderful range of camellia varieties, Mike....from the sumptuous to the simple. As a non Camilla grower, I tend to compare the different flower forms to something I am more familiar with...like, oh, that one reminds me of a rose or a peony but, duh, they are all glorious camellias and not mere imitators of something else. Thanks for sharing your winter flowering jewels.
Just beautiful Mike!! Are they blooming now??? I have a son in Atlanta,, and they have loads of them there!, but I was not sure of just exactly when they bloom,. I am smitten!!
Very nice. My favorite is Slim N Trim.
I couldn't pick a favorite. They are all my favorite! ?
What a lovely collection you're are growing , Mike! Thanks for sharing!
We just had our camellia show about a month ago here locally. Yours are really nice & the blooms are so clean & well formed. I have only 2 plus a Camellia sinensis.
Wow! Stunning beauty ?
They are all beautiful, gorgeous, but Irrational Exuberance is my absolute favorite.
Mike lovely camellia japonicas and sole sasanqua. The sasanqua threw me for a moment as I knew they bloomed in the fall where as the japonicas bloom winter to spring. I especially like the Irrational Exuberance and the Lois Coker. Do you exhibit in garden shows?
All wonderful. The "Joe Nuccio" really caught my eye.
Mike, you have given us a stunning display of your camellias- so glad you gave us such variety. Lois Coker is my favorite - and the angle of the photo of it really accentuates the great geometry of it! Thanks for sharing, and thank you, Joseph for showing us such a profusion of photos!
Oh. My. Goodness> Lois Coker looks as though she is made of cake frosting!
Mr. MIKE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US! Now i will have to make more room for some of these! They are all so beautiful! I especially like the Dona one...never seen that one before! They are such a great shrub/ tree being evergreen. Thanks for brightening up the morning!
Those are truly glorious! Love ❤️ the sasanqua. I just got two nuccios gem and pearl for my garden. Great photos, thanks for sharing.
Oh my! Simply gorgeous Mike. Thanks for sharing. The Irrational Exuberance, which drew me in is everything. Used to have three camellias but lost them in the polar vortex here in Nova. Good reminder to put some in the new garden. Have you tried espaliering any?
Love the Lois Coker!
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