"Twas not my lips you kissed, But my soul" ~ Judy GarlandThe camellia 'Hana Jiman' was the first camellia in my garden to bloom. I looked back just to make sure of the dates - it has been blooming in my garden since November 7! It was full of blooms from the middle of November through the last of that month. By now, I really thought it had finished blooming for the year. That was, until yesterday when I went outside and saw this last kiss goodbye:
Beautiful, isn't it? Doesn't it look all puckered up?
Hana Jiman grows well in zones 7 through 9, average size is up to 15 ft tall, and 6 to 8 ft wide (oops, I think I have mine in too small a spot!), and can take part sun.
"One kind kiss before we part, Drop a tear, and bid adieu;
Though we sever, my fond heart Till we meet shall pant for you." ~ Robert Dodsley