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Camellia shines after 10 years of nothing-but-green

The Monday following the election, I noticed a flash of pink in the northwest corner of our backyard. Our 10-year-old camellia had decided to bloom!

The Monday following the election, I noticed a flash of pink in the northwest corner of our backyard.

I’m nearsighted, so I wandered out of the kitchen, grabbed my glasses, and returned to the window overlooking the backyard. Yup. Still see pink.

So I grabbed my phone, put on my shoes, and braved the damp. Our 10-year-old camellia — which had never even developed a bud — had flowers. And buds galore!

Today, after Mike tracked down the receipts showing when we converted that back side of the yard, I decided to document the garden and keep a record of  ‘how to’ tips for the various plants.

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November 14, 2016

 

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November 17, 2016

 

camellia
November 17, 2016

 

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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