If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Day at The Park

My Favorite
The hospital that my daughter's at is in downtown Sacramento. This is where I grew up for half of my childhood, so it's  been a lot of going down memory lane. I have been by the old place we lived in and other places like schools and where my grandparents lived. When I was a kid we lived just a few blocks from McKinley Park and my sister and I would walk to the park to play or go to the library. There was and still is a beautiful rose garden along with a Camellia garden.

I like roses and they were in full bloom along with smelling wonderful but Camellias I associate with being home here. We had Camellias and so did a lot of our neighbors. I wanted to share a few photos of the beautiful Camellias, which I was lucky to see because it is the end of the blooming season.

For the longest time I thought I could not grow them in Oklahoma but it wasn't until a couple of years ago I found out we can and I have my mind set on finding a location to plant a couple of bushes. 
And after seeing these, I am on a quest when I get home to find, prepare and plant some of these beauties. 
If you would like to learn more about this plant, their is a Camellia Society site you can visit.
Monrovia has a good collection to purchase.
I'm planning now.
Till next time
 This post has been linked to Fishtail Cottage garden party, go check out the other links to some beautiful gardens and ideas.


  1. Which hospital is your daughter in? Are you anywhere near the Capitol rose garden? It's in full bloom right now and just spectacular. My husband works directly across the street and has been telling me how wonderful the roses are right now.

  2. wow - what a beautiful camilia in that first photo - i've never seen anything like it with the multi colors! Truly pretty Would love to have you link up and share your garden posts over here at Fishtail Cottage - always looking for new gardening friends! i am hoping that this is a hospital that your daughter is working at? not a patient...? xoxo, tracie

  3. These flowers are really pretty. I'm not sure they grow in my zone 5, at least not outdoors.

  4. so glad you came over and linked up to share this post! it's all just so beautiful! thank you! xoox, tracie


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