“Finally Opening”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
One of the most anticipated periods in winter is camellia season. Usually, these lovely flowers start blooming in early winter, and the bloom period often can last into late winter. We did have some flowers that started opening in early December, but then with the cold snaps, they stopped. All the buds remained firmly shut tight. By late February normally, the camellia blooming season is winding down, but not this year. Many of these winter bloomers are only starting to bloom now.
Finally, something besides the old-fashioned pink camellia is starting to show up. This afternoon, I was able to find a few of the red and white camellias that have opened. In checking the all red flowering bush though, I found it will take a few more days of warmer temperatures to coax those buds to open.
Patience will be required for a few more days, and I can hardly wait because I really need some flowers now.