Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
Overnight temperatures in the 20s F. spoil any opened camellia flowers, but buds remain plentiful on Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’. Flowers open afresh daily, so I was able to collect several stems of red camellias for today’s vase.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)
Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.
You certainly brought a smile with this beauty.
So glad you enjoyed it Judy!
Camellia season has started. Your Yuletide looks great and opened just in time for the holidays.
I saw yours today and they are lovely. These started a couple of weeks ago but with irises still in bloom last week I deferred using them.
Wow, your irises are still going. How nice.
Poise and perfection..this shrub “est une mervielle”.
Thank you Noelle! I learned a new Fr. word I missed in high school French class.
I love the C. ‘Yuletide’ season, a perfect flower for the holidays… I guess they named it well. 🙂
It’s a reliable bloomer this time of year, so quite useful.
How lovely to see your Yuletide Camellia again. Such a beautiful flower and beautifully arranged. Your vase makes me think of a ballerina stretching and balancing perfectly. 😃
Oh, I think I see your ballerina! I tried to come up with a title for this vase that acknowledged the long angle but couldn’t come up with one.
Such an elegant flower – and your arrangement accentuates that elegance!
Thank you! If I’d spent more time I might have edited some of the foliage but Mother Nature did a decent job.
Love this. When I saw it I though Santas sleigh taking off! Movement great!
Thanks Jane. Wish I’d taken time to accentuate the movement.
Goodness, perfectly beautiful arranging and your Yuletides always make me miss the South. Love the Santa sleigh comment and I agree.
Thanks Amy. Do you get back to Georgia often? That one branch does seem like it wants to take off.
Not lately and it looks like we’ll be here for another while..
Lovely to see your Yuletide again. Mine is not yet blooming; a treat to come.
Thank you Chloris! By Halloween Yuletide already had opened here. Hope it keeps going into January.
What a perfect stem of blooms this is for displaying so simply in your ikebana dish – it expresses such a lot in such simple perfection and you have the eye to know it needed no embellishment. Just lovely 😊 Coincidentally, I have very recently ‘re-found’ the Yuletide I had bought as a replacement for the one that had lingered in a pot for a couple of years, having compkelely forgotten I had bought a replacement! A very pleasant surprise, and although there are no buds on it it looks healthy enough 😉
Thank you Cathy! What a great discovery to have found your ‘Yuletide’. Hope it blooms well for you.
I was relieved the camellia hadn’t suffered from my neglect already – it (and a new daphne) was hidden by an overhanging hydrangea…
Such a classic, elegant beauty, and yes it does look like it is taking flight!
Thanks so much. I do like that image of taking flight. Amy, I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it seemed to require yet another login. I loved your beautiful photos. Dianthus is one of my favorites.
Mmmmm, Camellias. Jealous. Someday I will have some that will last. They are so special. 🙂
I appreciate them more and more every year Beth.
‘Yuletide’ was the reddest of the Camellia sasanqua that we grew, and might have been the only red. Others that were ‘red’ were really just rich pink.
Yuletide seems popular. I’m happy to have it but actually am not fond of red and yellow together.
Well, I avoided saying the same. It looks like something out of the garden of Ronald McDonald. I like ‘Yuletide’ because we sold so many of them, and it blooms so reliably. The red is a good color, but yes, the yellow is a bit much.
Yes, Ronald McDonald.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this vibrant red variety. Wow!
Yuletide is fairly common around here in central North Carolina. It’s popular I believe because it blooms around Christmas (though it seems early this year).
I love learning new things, especially around gardening. Thanks for sharing.