CBBH Photo Challenge-Pink

CBBH Photo Challenge-Pink

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My first contribution to CBBH photo challenge.

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Camellia ‘Volunteer’

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Discussion whether this is pink, pinky/purple or lavender.  To me it looks pink and it is a Coastal Rosemary.  We have mainly the white variety. Foliage is dark green and flowers white.  We only have a few of this variety among the white ones….replants.

While Wikipedia describes them as an Eastern Australian coastal plant our inland climate is harsh enough for them to be happpy.

Scientific name is: Westringia fruticosa  

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Correa ‘Dusky Bells’.  another native to Southern and Eastern Australia and named after Correia de Serra, a Portuguese botanist.

The first plant was planted in a sheltered spot in our old garden and grew to about one metre in diameter and about 80 cm high.  presently they are in a more open position and struggle to be much more than a ground cover.  A young Labrador did not help their early years of growth!

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Finally, our nectarine tree is also in bloom.

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It, also, is a young tree, but should bear fruit again this year.

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