35 thoughts on “First Sasanqua

      1. theshrubqueen

        Sasanquas are a favorite. Working on a garden in Atlanta..fortunately the owners like them too. Waiting for the Yuletide pictures😀Michael missed us by several hundred miles though we had a few windy days.

  1. Kris P

    That’s such a pretty specimen! My sasanqua have buds but no blooms as yet – we got some rain last night, though, so maybe that’ll encourage them to make an appearance. I hope Hurricane Michael didn’t cause any trouble for you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      My daughter told me this afternoon there’d been pretty awesome thunderstorms. Hope the rain nourishes your garden. We were extremely lucky during Michael. Some in town are just getting power back today, but we never lost it. Next-door neighborhood is still dark. Lots of trees down around town. It was a nice surprise to catch this first bloom today.

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      1. tonytomeo

        That is probably how it ‘should’ look. Some of our camellias are a bit different from what they should be because of our climate. Some are different from year to year. Some rhododendrons do the same!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Beth! I do love being able to grow camellias, but have had trouble getting many established. This one and Yuletide are my only ones that thrive.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you! Always look forward to the camellias, but this is the first time I’ve been on hand for the first blossom. Usually this one sneaks up on me.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      So true–I’m scheming to include more flowering shrubs to enhance my garden without so much effort and attention. Having trouble getting camellias established in other parts of the garden though.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hana Jiman is a reliable bloomer and I welcome it back each fall. Hope you’re enjoying your new place John, though I’m sure you must miss your garden.

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  2. Annette

    You’ve made some beautiful vases over the past months, Susy, I’ve some catching up to do after my summer hibernation. Good to see your sasanqua flower – mine has some promising buds but isn’t flowering yet. After this summer I’m amazed to see any buds to be honest but then, this type of Camellia is pretty drought-tolerant. Was your summer good or did you suffer from drought too? Happy autumn days 🙂

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