Like an alarm clock, the camellias bloom each January and February reminding me it's time to shake of the winter lazies and get back to work in the garden.
These shade loving beauties, of which I have three bushes, grow great with little to no care. I pretty much ignore them except to severely prune them every 3 or 4 years.
When we bought this house, the backyard landscape was pretty hideous. 95% iceplant and a couple of other items here and there, these are among the very few plants I kept. Everything else was ripped out and started anew.
Now that these and our cymbidiums are coming back to colorful life, it's time to plan this year's garden.
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