More Camellias

“More Camellias”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

A nice thing about my neighbors is that I get to enjoy the flowers on their property without having any of the upkeep. My next door neighbor has lovely camellia bushes along our common property line. These bushes must be at least 45 to 50 years old and have the peony type of flower, my favorite. Of all of the neighbor’s flowers, my favorite is the red and white flowered one.



I just love the frilly flowers, and the red with the white is so appropriate for February. As a matter of fact, this generous neighbor doesn’t mind if I pick a few of her flowers for inside display on St. Valentine’s Day.

Another one of hers that I especially like is a solid red camellia. This one will occasionally bloom around Christmas which, with the dark green leaves, makes for very nice holiday arrangements.



At the time of year when there are few flowers around, camellias are very nice to have. Having a borrowed view from a neighbor of these flowers just seems to increase the size of my garden. Two very nice bonuses courtesy of a gardening neighbor.



  1. Benieh said,

    February 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Simply beautiful. You are lucky to be able to share in sights like these.

    • Jan said,

      February 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

      Yes, I know I am very lucky.


  2. Patty said,

    February 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

    This one is gorgeous, I don’t think I have ever seen a frilly one, but what do I know living so far up North!

    • Jan said,

      February 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

      You could always move, Patty. There are plenty of houses for sale, and you’d be close to family.


  3. February 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Dear Jan, You are indeed fortunate in your neighbors! What a lovely view. P x

  4. Tatyana said,

    February 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Jan! These are beautiful camelias! I don’t have my own, but as you, I enjoy my neighbors’ plants. I do the same with their magnolias! Does it make us freeloaders? I am sure they enjoy our gardens too!

  5. donna said,

    February 27, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Maybe I should encourage our neighbors to do more of their flower gardening closer to the lot line so that I can better enjoy their beautiful blooms. I do have one flower bed that many people think belongs to my neighbor.


  6. Janet said,

    February 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Love Camellias this time of year. Well, all year, but oh those blooms! Sure wish mine were mature sized.

  7. Loretta said,

    March 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

    We just planted camellias over the weekend. I love their flowers. It gives life to this place during the winter months.

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