Several people have asked about my pink flowers I showed the other day. That is a Camellia. While driving around one winter I noticed a tree blooming in February. I had to turn around and look at it and soon found out what it was. I had to have one, something that blossomed in the winter!
I don’t remember where we bought that one, but it’s been in our yard for about five or six years now, maybe a little longer. It normally blossoms in February or March but this year in January. Well it has a few blossoms on it, and is loaded with buds. I can see it from my recliner, so will not miss one of the lovely flowers.
I actually got two more Camellias for my birthday from Cheri. She brought me an April Dawn Camellia, pink with white edges and a Winter Showman Camellia, a delicate white. I can’t wait to see them bloom, but will probably have to wait a year or so, they’re still small. (And I have to protect them from the neighbors escaping goat too…grrrr….)
As for my daffodils, I have thousands around the yard, and most of them are up and many of them are budding. I’m hoping a cold snap doesn’t kill the flowers. Then again, I’ve had daffodils blooming in snow before, they are a hardy plant.
The yellow crocuses are early bloomers also, but I’ve never had flowers in January before. I can’t wait for the purple ones to show off their color!