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Plantidote of the Day 2011-12-26

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orange roses



Happy Day After!! Not much of a Plantidote today -- just some electric orange roses to liven the joint up a little. You might be happy to hear that Santa brought me a new camera, one that macros!! So we should have much better images in the near future, right after I read the manual (for a change) ;-)

Meanwhile, we've written about roses before, although the search engine isn't cooperating in locating those Plantidotes. So here's a link to the American Rose Society and the All-American Rose Selections site. Between the two of them, you should be able to find answers to all your rose-related questions. Later ...

Readers, please send twig ( images and stories for the ongoing Plantidote of the Day series. In exchange, you'll win undying fame in the form of a hat tip! Plants growing in your garden, your house, or neighbor's yard, plants from the forest or farmers' market, plants you preserved, plants you prepared (wine; cider; tea; dried beans), plants you harvested (grains; chanterelles), plants you picked (flowers), plants you dried (herbs), plants you covet or hope to grow someday. Herbal remedies, propagation tips, new varieties, etc.. And if you can, include some solid detail about the plant, too -- a story, the genus and species, or where you got the seeds, or the recipe, or your grandmother gave it to you. Or challenge us with a "Name That Plant" mystery entry ... And please feel free to add corrections and additional information in the comments.

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Submitted by hipparchia on

do want!

they would clash nicely with my peppermint candy camellias,

which are in full bloom right now.

and thank you, santa, for bringing us more plantidote macros via twig's new camera!

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Submitted by twig on

I'll check the camellia in the front yard and see if it's flowering yet. Actually, maybe not. Even if it blooming, it can't touch your plant -- that is one gimongous camellia!!

Submitted by hipparchia on

the houses in the neighborhood are mostly of ww2 vintage, and i'm guessing the camellias are too.

Submitted by hipparchia on

i haven't a clue what kind it is, although it seems to be a fairly common one in this area. if i find out, i can let you know.

Submitted by hipparchia on

it's a smallish tree, rather than bush, not quite as tall as a one-story house, with flowers ~3-3.5" across, leaves ~2.5-3.5" long. it's been blooming since about mid-november and is probably at about its peak right now. i'm guessing sasanqua, but i don't know very much about camellias beyond the fact that they thrive here.

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Submitted by jerztomato on

The bloom time narrows it down a bit. Probably a sasanqua, which means if I don't know its name, I won't find it on my own, but the local nursery would special order it if I give them enough info.