First Camellias

January and camellias are budding and getting ready to burst. A few have snuck their heads out already, lured by the gentle warm weather of late. It’s a beautiful sight. Here at Farnsworth Park, camellias are popping by the wooden office area. At Descanso Gardens, the camellia forest has a few early bloomers. And if it’s January, it means Nuccio’s Nursery, just up the street from me, is open on Sundays! There’s no place finer for gorgeous camellias and azaleas of all kinds. Nuccio’s is the last of the once bountiful array of nurseries that filled Altadena. They’ve been growing here since 1935. Guess I’ll have to get up there in a couple of weeks and document the 2010 bounty!

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~ by writerphotodeb on January 13, 2010.

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