Wattle Woods Camellias
All the Camellias in the Wattle Woods are planted in a gentle arc, starting from the back of the glass-house. They are all rejects, given a new lease of garden life at Mooseys. Can Camellias show gratitude? These shrubs seem to know how!
Pink, White, and Red Camellias
It took a few years to recover from the 'old' life - stuck underneath a large country Macracarpa hedge with little moisture. In fact, for their first years the rescued Camellias didn't flower at all.
Wattle Woods Pink Camellia
But by the year 2005 they were a regular feature of my spring journal ramblings. The words 'most beautiful' seemed to get rather a lot of use!
Pink, White, and Red
Flowering colours start and finish with pink (white and red are the middle). My plan was to redirect one of the Wattle Woods minor paths to follow their curve.
By spring of 2009 the new path was nicely in place, and made a whole lot more sense, following the curve of the shrubs. Soon a new recycled white Camellia, name unknown, was planted at the very bottom of the arc. This was free, as long as I was prepared to dig it out of its old garden. It's a delicate white with tinges of pink.
I've had to be careful with extra watering, as the shrub was moved in the middle of spring, and it was rather mature in size. So there's been quite a bit of sneaky watering going on. Still, all the Camellias benefit from this extra care. Now, if I remembered to feed them as well...