I’ve heard Camellia’s called “winter roses.”  They bloom in January and February when all my other flowers are huddled against the cold, waiting til April or May to show their pretty faces.  The camellia bushes that have taken up residence in our yard are more than generous with their blossoms.  We cut blooms to bring inside for several weeks.  It makes me happy to set a single blossom on the mantle or the kitchen counter next to the fruit bowl.  They make a sweet display tucked in small vases and clustered with candles along the table.  Just love ’em!  So for our winter roses, among many other things, I am thankful.

2 thoughts on “Camellias

  1. I love Cameillas too….I got two blossoms from my Bob Hope plant this year. They are beautiful, but rare. I have had the plant about five years with no luck.

  2. I love cameillias. My Grandma Imo has had them for as long as I can remember. There is a large assortment at the Huntington Library if you get the chance to go.

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