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Winter flowers

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MBovet-white camellia at Lyman EstateEven as the 2 feet of snow are still on the ground here in New England it is possible to be among beautiful blooming plants. Lyman Estate Greenhouses in Waltham, Massachusetts is one of my favorite places to go visit on a frosty winter afternoon. The ancient camellias are at peak flowering in January and February and in these old greenhouses one can imagine you are a wealthy 19th century estate owner proudly looking over your collection of camellia plants brought over from China. These flowers look like roses with many different flower forms but you won’t find any scent when you put your nose up to one. Be sure and dust the yellow pollen off your face!