Is there anything more miraculous than taking a walk on a late January afternoon in zone 7a and encountering masses of flowers? Not “winter interest”, no, but full-on, voluptuous, lipstick-colored blossoms?
This is Camellia ‘Autumn Pink Icicle’ — thriving at Green Spring Gardens — which is a hybrid of the already cold hardy ‘Pink Icicle’, an Ackerman hybrid.
Anyway, as I walked along with the sun shining overhead and these hot pink blooms reaching out to say hello, well for a minute it was no longer winter.
And then the wind blows and its winter again 🌬🌬🌬