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Last year, my aunt and uncle came for a quick visit to help me around the house for a week. We moved cabinets, remodeled the downstairs bath, and took care of the front garden.

My aunt also decided she wanted to do tame the Afro-like camellia bushes in my front yard and turned them into beautifully coiffed trees.

A dramatic hacking like the one these bushes experienced can often make plants go dormant for a year. So can changes in the soil and abnormal weather patterns. Does it sound like I’m making all of this up? Because I totally am. I know nothing about plants and am just glad lucky they are sometimes green.

But I was very pleased this year that the flowers finally started appearing again. Prior to cutting them back last year, they came in deep pink; this year, they went a little more Skipper than Barbie.

But still very beautiful. How about your yard? Any winter blooms?

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  1. how beautiful! yes, I plant lost of things that bloom in the winter, or at least those that provide lots of winter interest. My garden is much less lush, but pretty purple kale, red branches, evergreens and purple beauty berries still make it look fantastic. Thanks for stopping by gardentherapy.ca