Friday, August 04, 2006

This beautiful Camellia bush is in my backyard. It is really, really old. We transported it to our yard about 15 years ago, and it was already old then. It was in my parent's yard, and they needed to move it when they were building a new garage. It had been there ever since I can remember. It seems quite happy where it is.


Michelle said...

Wow, its very beautiful, i love camellia flowers. Sadly they don't grow in sand :(

Stinkypaw said...

What a gorgeous bush! Never saw that before!

Meow said...

Michelle ... what a shame. Fortunately we have very clay soil here, and the Camellia loves it !!

Stinkypaw ... thank you. It is a beautiful bush.

Take care, Meow

Jeanette said...

Hi Meow
that beautiful tree in blossom is a Prunus (flowering Plum) the council also put 1 in the front of my home when i lived Melbourne and i also love the Camellia.

Ty for your visit & comments yes we both had a swim

Angela said...

That is a gorgeous Camellia. I am thinking of transplanting one here in Atlanta. What special care did you take to transplant it? Someone said it wouldn't be worth it, but yours is awesome!?

Meow said...

Angela ... thanks for visiting. All we really did was note which direction it was facing, dug it out with a huge root ball, and transplanted it the same way. Make sure it is facing exactly the same way it was where it came from. Then we watered it in well and crosed our fingers !!! Seemed to work, as it has been happy here for 17 years now !!
Take care, Meow