February 26, 2021

The Camellias and other Tropicals in My Greenhouse

Here in Bedford, New York, temperatures are on the rise - mid 40s to low 50s are expected for at least the next several days. Spring weather is definitely on its way.

Yesterday, the weather was warm enough to open my tropical greenhouse for just a bit to let in some fresh air. This large hoop house is where I store most of my tropical plants over the winter months. The structure is heated and the humidity levels are closely monitored and adjusted when necessary. On my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 a couple weeks ago, I shared photos of some of the camellia blooms that had flowered inside. Camellias are highly prized for their exquisite blooms, splendid evergreen foliage, and compact habit. These shrubs blossom prodigiously for weeks, showing off beautiful shades of white, cream, pink, and red.

Here are more images of these stunning plants and a look at what else is thriving in this greenhouse, enjoy.