Camellias in Kentucky!

I know it sounds hard to believe, but yes, there are now winter-hardy camellias.

We went to the Master Gardener’s Association Gardenaganza (don’t ask me how to pronounce that) and plant sale at the historic Farmington Plantation in our neighborhood.  There was a wide variety of plants and crafts for sale, but the camellias really caught our eye.  Turns out that winter-hardy camellias were bred about ten years ago, and they’re starting to take off in these parts.  CVH and I were both thrilled to have a chance for a bit of Baton Rouge in our own yard, and got a winter-blooming one for the front of the house.  If this works, our neighbors are going to be so jealous!

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