Camellias had an up and down season this winter with one freeze after another but Camellias know to hold back some buds for the Late Show.
My notion to make Camellia trees went against the nature of the Camellias. They are trying hard to revert to their natural shape and if I can keep out cat briers, they may do so.
Seedling Camellia, one of a half dozen.
Ancient Camellia, here for fifty years or more.
Following Camellias comes the show of Dogwoods and Azaleas. There is color showing but the buds are not fully open.
Cornus florida -- native flowering dogwood
Pink Pearl Azalea, blooming from bottom up.
White Azaleas are always first to bloom.
Edible Pears and Loropetalum.
There was a Tiger Swallowtail on one of the pear trees. I never got a good shot. I also saw two Cloudless Sulphur butterflies. Spring is almost here!
Daffodil season was beginning when we celebrated February Bloom Day. The trumpets and large cupped Daffodils are mostly gone now but miniatures continue the show. Hawera is one of the prettiest.
I hope your Bloom Day is blossom-filled and that Spring comes to your garden soon if it isn't already here.