Camellias are one way the Lord blesses us in the winter I’m convinced. When it’s cold, they start blooming and give us flowers when almost all else is dormant. On my way out to Holly Hill to show a home, I drove past this beauty! I couldn’t help but stop, walk to the edge of these strangers yard and snap a couple of pictures to share with you. I hope it brightens your day and since I’m writing on camellias, I’ll share some interesting facts.
Also, (to brag and inform,) did you know The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acre garden at Middleton Place “the most important and interesting garden in America?” Centuries-old camellias bloom there in the winter months and we’re lucky to have them so close. Recently, in the January 2019 Garden and Gun magazine, they wrote an article titled Meet the King of Camellias, which is about Sidney Frazier who started working at Middleton in the gardens in 1974. The chairman of Middleton’s board and cofounder of the Charleston Horticultural Society, Sallie Duell, states, “Sidney has been the steward of the garden longer than any other know person, and he’s also the most hands-on of any of its caretakers.” Every winter Middleton opens their gardens for Camellia Walks. It’s a beautiful and educational experience. Be sure to get your tickets early.
Lastly, if you have camellias in your yard and want to share, please post some pictures. There are so many varieties!