It 's a rainy day in the Ticino in the North of Italy. Normally the sun is shining here the whole day but the short spring raining days are now and to early. I try to do the best with this day and go to look for the Lady "Camellia".
A ship is going to the Isola Bella in the Lago Maggiore!
This is the entrence - grey like the weather!!!
The Isola Bella is like a ship and when I see the water theatre I know that I never before saw something similar.
This isn 't the Lady I look for, but she ask herself also why it 's raining just now.
Here are the simbolos of the island and the family Borromeo. The simolos of the purity, the white peacock and the unicorn.
Both sides of the water theatre are flanked from Citrus pots and statues.
I leave the water theatre in the centre of the island and look for the Lady "Camellia".
The white birds are everywhere but they don 't tell me where I can meet the Lady.
But now I 'm sure that this lovely boys will show me the way.
And here is Lady "Camellia"! Isn 't it a marvellous tree full of blossoms and standing in the red blossom carpet?
Each blossom is so wonderful!
As I went to the ship I try to remaind me what I know about the Camellia!
Camellia japonica "Elegans Variegated"
The Camellias are "Theaceae" and are named after the missionary G. J. Kamel (latin. Camellus).
The wonderful black and green teas are prepared from the dry leaves of the Camellia sinensis.
You can find more than 100 species of Camellia.
Camellia albipelala H.Chang
Japan, China and Corea are the native countries of the Camellia.
Camellia japonica L. "Mrs. D.W. Davis"
Since 1739 you can find the Camellia in Europa.
Camellia japonica L. "Chandleri Elegans"
Only in a wine-growing area it 's possible to plant the Camellia outside.
It 's important to have always a cool place and the plant never must have a too dry soil.
Camellia x williamsii "Donation"
It 's not true that it 's not possible to put the plant at another place or to rotate the pot.
Camellia japonica "Mathotiana Alba"
The Camellia needs the whole year a cool place. In soil without lime and watered in water without lime the lady "Camellia will be in bloom soon.