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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Our Camellia Japonica Debutante in Winter

 All through winter we do have blooming flowers!
Such a JOY to see this!
Camellia Japonica Debutante is a GEM.
On December 8, 2021...
Pieter captured these on the iPhone
Such a prolific blooming Camellia!
Here you see a few Camellia Japonica Debutante in a pottery jug.
Our Spunky girl is sitting on a chair and looking towards us.
Yes, we had home baked waffles with frozen cherries from Costco, unsweetened shredded coconut and Coconut cream from Trader Joe's.
Roses were given by my choir director after practice on January 5...
A stunning Camellia Japonica Debutante with a bud next to it, in the afternoon sun...
The top and bottom photos were taken on January 9, 2022.

Do you have any Camellias?

Related links:
{Camellia Debutante & Chocolate} | previous post by me
{Let It Be A Happy New Year} | previous post by me
{Our Camellia Japonica Debutante} | previous post by me
{Happy 2016} | previous post by me

32 comments:

  1. Ooohhh Mariette, these are stunning! I've never personally grown camellias, but I can clearly remember my mama's from my growing up years. They were always so beautiful. I've long forgotten the names she told me, but I can sure see them in my mind. Hugs, my friend!

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    1. Dearest Diana,
      Especially this Camellia Debutante is a dream!
      Glad you grew up knowing their beauty and there are so many varieties and colors.
      Your Mom must have loved them as much as we do.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Le camelie sono dei fioei che mi piacciono molto.Le foto sono fantastiche.Buona giornata.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Le camelie sono particolarmente belle durante il periodo invernale quando fioriscono!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Your Camellia Japonica Debutante is a beauty and really lovely to see her covered in flowers.
    I was interested in the fact that you used coconut cream on your waffles which I have never seen before. I use coconut milk in various recipes so now I must watch out for the cream. Does it come in a spray can?

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Thank you and yes it is a beauty; true to her name.
      Here at Trader Joe's (for which we must drive one–way two hours, they have the coconut cream in a spray can in the cold section with the milk. Also coconut creamer for use in coffee. We really love using this Coconut Whipped Topping for the last couple of years.
      You can view both products on my Pinterest board: COCONUT SUGAR & COCONUT RECIPES https://www.pinterest.com/mariettesbackto/coconut-sugar-coconut-recipes/
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. They're beautiful, Mariette. What a joy it must be to live somewhere with blooms all year round. ♥

    I'm happy to live in Canada, wouldn't want to live anywhere else but the UK, but oh my gosh, I hate, hate, hate our climate. LOL.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and they are a joy in winter time, however short that is here in the South.
      Your climate is really harsh, so why not try to move? But moving to the UK, you would leave your Mom and Dad behind...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and they are a winter's dream.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Winter Blooms , Like WoW - However, Its The Curious Cat That Takes The Cake - Well Done Kitty Kitty

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Those Camellias are winter treasures that is for sure.
      Spunky girl, like the other kitties love my homemade waffles with the added oat bran. A dear blogger friend from What Else Is Possible once mentioned adding that to the dough of pancakes/waffles...😉
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Está preciosa, se ve que la cuidan bastante bien.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Ambos pensamos que este arbusto lleno de flores es un tesoro. Son hermosos en una escala flotante porque no tienen un tallo.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  8. Ah, your Camellia Japonica is absolutely beautiful, one of my favourite flowers. It really is a joyful little bush, but alas we have been unsuccessful in growing one here. I think it might be too humid for them. Your cherry waffles are a delightful treat!

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Thank you and we both enjoy this one so much.
      Sad that you have not been able to grow one...
      We both enjoy our cherry waffles from time to time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Oh ... you have such a wonderful garden. All those flowers and beauty. You should be very proud of all your hard work. Great photography.

    God bless you both.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      When such beauties thrive in the soil that we prepared for them, it is very rewarding.
      The photos turned out well; thank you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Stunning Prima donna! I have seldom seen such marvelous Camellias as you shared here.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      I take that as a true Camellia 'Japonica' Debutante compliment!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Hello Mariette, It must be at least as warm here as where you live, but I don't see such stunning flowers growing. The parks seem to be all green (which I like, too!). The other day I was walking by a "flowering" hedge, that had only a few half-hearted flowers. I miss the wide-open spaces!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Your region at latitude 25 versus ours at 32, should have such blooms. Sorry for you and as for the wide–open spaces that is missing there as well. Hoping you can return home for making good on that!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. How gorgeous your flowers! My favorite photo is the one with Kitty in it, how sweet! Have a lovely weekend ~~~

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Those are winter wonders and a joy for bringing them inside!
      Yes, our kitties add some sunshine to our daily life.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. No but I wish we did. The house we leased while ours was being built had a bush in the backyard. It was my first encounter with this beautiful flower and I was smitten! Yours are so pretty!

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      When we first moved into this home, a late friend of ours did bring a beautiful basket with foam and camellia flower arrangement. We fell in love with them and started looking for Camellia shrubs. We obviously selected some good ones.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Liebe Mariette, was für ein herrlicher Kamelien-Anblick... nein, wir haben keine im Garten, ich glaube die überleben hier im kalten Klima nicht. Um so mehr freut mich der Anblick in Eurem Garten- ein Traum-
    wie schön dass Dein Headerbild wieder da ist und ich Dir mit dem Tipp helfen konnte, das macht mich glücklich 😍😍🙋‍♀️
    Herzliche Grüße aus dem kalten und windigen Ostfriesland von Traudi.♥

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Danke für deine Wörter und auch schön das dir diese Kamelie gefällt.
      Ja, das Headerbild ist gut gelungen Dank sei deinem Tipp.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  15. I really like camellias, but I live on one floor, I can't have flowers like that.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Oh, in Italy in our apartment we also had our two balconies on the 5th floor and were very limited in having plants.
      Sure glad we got them in our garden!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Oh!
    Camellia is gorgeous, delightful.
    This is the first time I see such a spectacular bush.
    Greetings from distant Poland:)

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    1. Dearest Lucja Maria,
      Thank you and glad you got to see it here.
      Your region is too cold for them...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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