Saturday, March 18, 2017
I've finally found a person, who still has a Camellia japonica - 'Kouya-Komachi' in Tokyo. He first got the camellia almost ten years or more before. His gardening shop is full of Camellia japonica, most of which are really rare in these days. I bought and brought that Camellia back home. I put it in my east yard. He told me two more species that he recently got from original Camellia japonica, one of which is white one named 'Shirayuki' from Niigata and the other is red one named 'Mantoku-ji' comes from Fukui. Among those two the former 'Shirayuki', a white camellia, is really rare. I was really lucky to see it.
This morning, I found a sprout of "Arisaema sikokianum" - 'Yukimochi' in my east yard. Spring comes close to my yards step by step.