“Too Early”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
It’s too early for Christmas; thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet. Tell that to Yuletide, a sasanqua camellia that just started blooming in my garden.
This is still a fairly small bush since it has not been in the garden very long, and it is one of my favorite sasanquas. I first saw it in an article in Southern Living magazine, and I just had to have one. The first one I bought was not blooming but had three Yuletide markings or labels, but it still turned out to be another variety which was very disappointing. The next year, I found a Yuletide in bloom (which is the only way I would have bought it) and was so happy to finally have a correct one.
Even though it has started blooming in mid-November, if it flowers as it did last year, there will still be flowers come Christmas. I have this bush planted in a fairly large container so I am able to place it by the front door to add to the holiday decorations.
I guess after next week it will be time to think of Christmas. Yuletide just seems to be a little ahead of me.