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Camellia time is beginning, first the sasanqua varieties with their smaller leaves and flowers and later in January/February the big leafed and big flowered japonicas will kick in. This was the first one out of the gate this year, a sasanqua called 'Apple Blossom'.





Right behind it is 'Leslie Ann".






In about a week 'Stephanie Golden' should be ready for her photo debut.
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What kind of sun do you plant them in? Not full sun, correct? I see them in all the nurseries now.
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They like part shade, especially the big japonicas but the sasanquas will take a little more sun. I've see the latter out in full sun before but my guess is that they got a bit of afternoon shade.

This is the best time to buy one, when they're blooming so that you know what you're getting is what you want.
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I saw sasanquas growing right out in the sun along roads, and Japan gets a lot of sunshine in the winter.
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I saw sasanquas growing right out in the sun along roads, and Japan gets a lot of sunshine in the winter.
Depends on where one lives. Down here they need protection from the hot afternoon sun.
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It probably depends which part of Japan one is in, too. I travelled all over and don't remember which part had sasanquas growing as boulevard trees.
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Default Today on the milkweed

A monarch caterpillar. Once it becomes a butterfly I hope it can find enough nectar to eat. I'm looking at butterfly feeders on Amazon.
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