garden ponderings

Pruned Camellia


Copy of DSCN2124 It must have been the sunny afternoon that sent me on a pruning binge.  I decided the camellia needed to be trimmed and the bottom severely cut back.  Nothing like a dose of plant management education on the internet to get something going in the garden.

After pruning the camellia, there were so many flowers that might go to waste, that I found a couple of vases to display the cuttings.  They may not last a long time, but they will look real nice for a couple of days.


Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

8 thoughts on “Pruned Camellia

  1. Once you put them in the vase, do you keep cutting the stem every day ? To prolong the life ?

  2. … and smash the woody stem? The blooms are so lovely, how could one toss them? Enjoy them up close!

  3. These blooms were at their prime when the branches were cut, so it was going to be downhill from there.
    Now it is but a couple of days later, and the blossoms are dropping from the cut branches onto my table.

    I think it is best for all display flowers to be cut as the blooms are opening, then they have a chance to last longer indoors.

  4. Wow! They are so beautiful. I’ve never seen a camellia before. Thank you for sharing!

    • I believe the plant originated in China. I have seen them in Southern US, but there are many here in the NW of US. I’m not sure how extreme climate they can take. Most are trained into a small tree or large shrub. Evergreen plant, easy care, many flowers in early spring.

      • Thank you so much for the information. My middle name is Camelia so I had people telling me before that I am a flower, but I had no idea they are this beautiful 🙂

  5. They look very pretty in a vase. At first I thought they were roses. I am an idiot in flower knowledge!

    • You are no idiot! Camellias and roses have a strong resemblance to each other. I live fare enough north that camellias bloom in spring and roses can bloom all summer long.

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