If you look closely at this picture of the back yard in SJC you can see a spot of color back by the clump of palm trees. Other than that everything is a fairly consistent hue of green or brown
That touch of color is from 'Coral Delight' camellia that I planted last winter. It is a timely reminder that this is the last month that camellias like to be planted and I should get myself down to the nursery to pick out a few more for the gardens. They add much needed winter interest and are a nice shrub even when they are out of bloom all summer. I love to pick the blooms and float them in a shallow vase when there are few other options for bringing flowers indoors.