Perfect for Valentine’s Day

“Perfect for Valentine’s Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

It has just started blooming and will be perfect for Valentine’s day. It is not one of my flowers but my neighbors. On our adjoining property line is a large camellia bush with the prettiest red peony-shaped flowers. Every year in late winter it will start to bloom, and I am welcome to pick as many flowers as I want.



I usually wait until February before picking any of these frilly, red camellias to bring inside. Come February 14th, there will be a big bowl of these beauties setting on my dining room table. Isn’t it wonderful to have neighbors who share?



  1. January 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Certainly a beauty.

  2. pbmgarden said,

    January 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Lovely camellia, Jan. Growing up in the South I’ve been around camellias all my life, but only in the last several years have I really started paying attention to them. Now I have come to appreciate why my relatives marveled over them.

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