Between it being winter and the time for annual pruning there is not much to look at in my garden this time of year. Most of the perennials and shrubs have been cut back and the roses are mere sticks. I have planted some winter/spring annuals and bulbs but they haven't begun to make much of a showing yet.
The wonderful exception to this are the camellias.
This is when they decide to put on their annual show and it couldn't be more welcome.
The camellias in my garden are very, very old, inherited from the previous owners of the house. They have become quite tall, trees rather than shrubs and when they bloom, covered in flowers.
Here growing in what I call my Camellia Allee, a protected area on the north side of the house, is a robust and lovely pink camellia. I also have them in other colors, solid and bi-colored. But these traditional pink ones are hard to beat. White however are my personal favorites, ala Coco Chanel.
This simple bouquet shows what nice cut flowers they make. I think there is something about a bouquet that elevates any room and it is nice to be able to step outside and pick flowers from your own garden.
Wishing you a day filled with bouquets.
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