The Flowervores are Hungry

It snowed in Chapel Hill recently, a rare treat for a former northerner.

snow on holly0

Fortunately for those of us in Zone 7, certain plants bloom in the winter.  Some even smell nice. Our winter daphne has small purple and pink blossoms just opening, and the scent is striking, even just walking by. I have several varieties of camellia, and three are blooming now, including my favorite, just behind the Tsukubai.

crimson candles blossoms

This cultivar is nicknamed Crimson Candles and was bred right here in Chapel Hill at Camelia Forest. Unfortunately, the squirrels are also enamored of the camellia blossoms.

squirrel with camelia

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