Just In Time for Valentines Day

This Camellia Japonica is often called Peppermint.   I’ve also heard it called Strawberries and Cream.  Whatever one calls it,  it seems a natural for Valentines Day.   Extremely hearty blooms, these are almost impervious to all but the most severe frosts.  They almost always wait to bloom until the dead of Winter.  I think this is the first time in several years they’ve opened up in time for Valentines Day.  Here’s wishing it finds you in the midst of a memorable one.   See you next time on most of this same blog.