Yes, today is the first day of Winter in Central Florida. No, there is no snow here, but temperatures have been in the chilly range. The sky is crystal clear though! This is the weather we need for our oranges & tangerines to become ripe, and for the camellia’s to really start popping open. A few camellia’s have opened so far, but by the end of the week they’ll be beautiful all over the yard!
Come step away from your busy times and relax here at Thurston House bed & breakfast. Rooms are still open through the end of the year…book now!
One of the first!
The first of our wonderful old camellia’s are showing their color. These 40 or so bushes, some small, some huge, all were planted by Mr. Clarence Cubbedge back in the 40’s. There all different types and colors, making a beautiful show in our yard from now until February. Come to Thurston House bed & breakfast to stroll our yard to see these gorgeous plants.
This is kind of an in-between time here, but there are bits of color here and there. I just noticed a few camellia’s just starting to open. The bougenvilla is starting it’s blooms, the blue daze is growing fast, the oranges are starting to get more orange and the crinum lilies are showing their colors. Book your room at Thurston House bed & breakfast and enjoy wandering around our peaceful 8 acres.
Crinum - Spider Lily
I think we may finally be past the threat of frost. It has been a peculiar winter at Thurston House. Our yard has been confused! As I took a walk around the gardens just now I saw some beautiful sights to share with you.