Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics Boutique for others to enjoy as well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy.
One more of our white Camellias I like to introduce to you; this is Our Camellia Japonica Nuccio's Gem. This variety has larger petals than the other white; Camellia Japonica White by the Gate. However, this too produces the kind of Siamese twins, where buds grow back to back.
Those Camellia blossoms are quite striking against other bare trees in winter.
Another Siamese twin...
One bloom can be quite large when fully open.
Camellia Japonica Nuccio's Gem is a prolific bloomer.
Another Siamese twin budding...
Here there are even four together!
See how striking they look against all those bare trees?
Stepping a bit further back to give a better view of the shrub.
It is a very welcome blooming shrub in winter time.
Do you love the pink ones more than the white varieties?