Pacific Coast Gardening forum: What's Blooming in January

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 1, 2015 5:25 PM CST
camellias.....

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 5, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Narcissus 'Ziva'
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Onc. 'Sharry Baby'..still keeping its blooms:
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Schlumbergera hybrid...almost there!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 5, 2015 6:23 PM CST
ohhhhhh...I left tons of pots of narcissus when we moved..oh well, that's life.

Good to be home?
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 5, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Oh yes! So good to be home! It is a no plant zone there at my sis heheh! She says she has the deadly stare. Hilarious!
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 6, 2015 2:14 PM CST
Pinguicula continues on with its blooms..seems much happier this winter than in previous years!

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 8, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Yey! Schlumbergera finally blooms..one better than none Big Grin
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Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
Jan 8, 2015 4:48 PM CST
We have whole walls of camellias at our new house. :-)
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 9, 2015 2:03 AM CST

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I love camellias. This year I have more buds on my camellias than I can remember having for a long, long time. The absence of rain also makes the white ones look luscious. The white blooms are usually spotty this time of year because the rain discolors them.

One of my old camellias, which was here when I bought the house 30 years ago, must have had some interesting grafts because it produces three different kinds of blooms. I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 10, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I generally do not like camellias of this color and, having said that, my friend gave me this one with the instructions that if I didn't like it I could gift it to someone else...which I thoroughly intended to do...until I saw the stamens...

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 13, 2015 9:52 AM CST

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They are quite showy! Thumbs up
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 13, 2015 8:43 PM CST

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I finally took pictures of that tree that produces three different kinds of camellias. I couldn't get all three into one shot, so the first photo shows two of them, and the second one shows the pure white one. They're all on the same camellia bush.

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And this is what I meant about the buds. This is a corner of one that hasn't bloomed yet. Look at all of those buds! It's a great year for camellias.

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 13, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Oh, I love the white, I wish mine were white...I seem to go nuts for white flowers anyway...
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 13, 2015 9:30 PM CST

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The white ones usually look awful because they get brown spots from the rain, but these opened during the dry spell and look beautiful.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 14, 2015 12:14 AM CST

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That's one showy camellia!! Thumbs up
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 14, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Your variegated one is white with red, mine is red w/ white....
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Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
Jan 15, 2015 11:02 PM CST
Very striking camellia, Zuzu - love the varigated flowers!

Sherry, thinking of you & Kitzel. (I lost my Kitzen last year...)
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 16, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Thank you, Liz....life is going to feel very different with only one cat now..he's an independent sort, won't miss the others, but I will.
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Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Jan 23, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Hi, I don't know if we have a "Camellia" forum here (I searched, but none found). And then I found this thread many posting Camellia. So guess I will join. This is my second year of growing plants at home. "Amaryllis" was my first year's main project and the blooming ain't finished. Yet I had planned this year's main project: the Camellia. I have searched and found one cultivar to be my aim: Sasanqua 'MonDel'. I pick this one not only for its beautiful flower and foliage but the fragrance. Does anyone know the suppliers of this one? Am I picking the right time (Spring) to start growing Camellia? Thanks
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 23, 2015 9:22 PM CST

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It looks like this is something that your local nursery that carries Monrovia plants could order:

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/673/pink-a-boo-...
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jan 23, 2015 9:26 PM CST

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Look for it under this name too:
http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0022740
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