Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bayou Gardens Open House

I was just going to attend the open house because we have not been here during this event in the past.

I showed up early...I offered to help set up and stayed at this station the rest of the day.

Here, Michelle is showing me how to wax camellias. The visitors are allowed to pick one camellia and bring it back to us to wax. It does not preserve them forever unfortunately. They can last up to two weeks.
There were tours offered or you could just stroll on your own.

This is Diane leading this tour where she also talks about the history of this place.
The lovely ladies from the Northshore Camellia Club were there to greet and recruit.

I enjoyed meeting them. Paula is on the left of the picture. She was a delight, and was very interested in our lifestyle. Through the window you can see there were camellias for sale.

This is just a few of the many beautiful flowers that were named.

And there was a camellia expert there to answer all your questions about them.

This is one of my perfection. It was also the easiest to wax.

This is one I waxed for myself. It is beautiful. We shall see how long it lasts.

This was the favorite of all...Frank Houser. It was also the biggest.

I really enjoyed being here for this event and learned more about the beautiful camellias we have around here in our backyard!!!

Until next time...


  1. I had to Google waxed camellias... had never heard of that and didn't know what to do with it once it was waxed. Interesting! I had no idea there are so many different varieties.

  2. How interesting. I'd have never thought of waxing a flower like that!

  3. You have to love the camellia gardens and all of those beautiful azaleas planted throughout the grounds on the Headquarter's property! I never knew there we so many different varieties before Camillia Day!

  4. The beauty that God creates with the heat and all the moisture in that part of the world is just amazing.