Hundreds of colorful camellia blooms on displayed at annual Gainesville show


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GAINESVILLE, Florida — Hundreds of colorful camellia blooms greeted visitors to Gainesville's annual camellia show.

The Gainesville Sun ( ) reported Sunday that more than 1,000 blooms were on display at the city's Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

The vivid, winter-blooming flowers thrive in Florida's warm climate.

Prizes were awarded for plants grown indoors and plants grown outdoors. A Melrose couple took the grand prize for earning the most blue ribbons among the blooms they displayed.

Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun,

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