Monday, February 13, 2017

Buds opening--crocus, maple, and camellia

Just yesterday I saw the first bloom on my crocus.  (Today, a second bud opened.)  Also blooming is the red maple in the front yard.  The camellia bush began opening a week or so ago.  I saw the first bloom of my vinca just today, but I didn't get a picture of that.  It's the time of year when a succession of blooms lead us to spring, and with the weather above normal here, the blooms that are sensitive to temperatures are coming on early.


  1. Ah the Camellia, we have never had one. I hope they are hardy and know how to take care of themselves. We have a friend who is bringing us one for our new home next month. WE won't be there often, I am very good at using my black thumb. OUCH. WE planted some flowers in a built in planter at the new house. seems watering them every three weeks works they are living. I have heard the name Crocus, but I don't remember them. BTW HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

  2. I think the heat and drought last summer and fall made our Camellia skiddish even thought we kept it watered. It hasn't bloomed this year :(
    I just hope we haven't lost hardwoods.