So, - I bought myself a present!
Actually, I bought two!!!
You see, now is the time to buy camellias from nurseries and garden centers. And I just couldn't resist! So, I purchased a camellia 'Cleopatra' and a camellia 'Kramer's Supreme'. Cleopatra is a beautiful light pink sasanqua camellia, so it will bloom in the fall, while Kramer's Supreme is a red japonica camellia, which will bloom in early spring.
|Camellia sasanqua Kanjiro|
Pictured here is the camellia 'Kanjiro', blooming now in my garden. You can easily see why I truly needed more camellias! They are a present that keeps on giving. Their colorful blooms light up the shade, warm up the cold, and decorate the garden for winter. Their evergreen leaves shine throughout the year. And even the bees appreciate a shrub that blooms in winter, while everything else is slumbering.
Besides, I was just trying to save St. Nick from having to squeeze them down the chimney!
Of course, these two presents for me, by me, are not actually going under the Christmas tree. They'll be planted under the trees in my winter garden, where next year I'll be gifted with the presence of their blooms.
So, while I may have presents under the trees in the winter garden, technically, I still don't have any presents under the Christmas tree!
Really, I should buy myself something to put under there! ;)
Have you bought yourself any plant presents lately?