Welcome Nectar Thieves to an all brand spankin new segment of the blooog. I bring you Floral Fridays!
I know there are enough of us out there that like precious, pretty flowers but don't know what the crap they are or how to have more of them in our lives. SO, I'm gonna pluck a flower per week, take an artful picture of it and tell you what I know about it. Sounds fun, right?
We begin our floral fantasy today with miss Camellia.
*Not in this segment - dolphins, butterflies and/or sparkles.
Camellias are bushy evergreen shrubs with dark green glossy leaves and glamourously showy pink or red flowers. They bloom in early spring (now) and are a welcome delight after a relatively colourless winter world. We loves them. But don't get too attached to the brilliant blooms. Camellias have a pretty short blooming season and will be done flowering well before you break out the bikini. Enjoy them now and then be happy with your green leaves for the remaining 10 months of the year.
As plucked flowers, camellias will last about 2 days before they start to brown at the tips. If you're a magician, they may sit pretty in a vase for up to a week. But that's on some wizard shit. Expect about 4 days of fabulous floral eye feasts and then swap out.
Camellias prefer partial shade or full shade. Don't try to put these pretty puppies in a sunny spot or you'll end up with burnt leaves and no flowers.
Camellias like moisture but prefer well drained soil. No standing water please. And err on the side of acidic if you can. They no likely the alkaline soil.
This is what they look like in RL.
That's it. Now you know WTF a camellia is. You're welcome.
Lemme know if there's more you would like to have in such chapters and I'll tack on more info.