Here’s my response to the micro-season of the first camellia blossoms on ‘Naturalist Weekly’. I love the idea of weekly micro-seasons.
You can read Mark’s full blog post by clicking on this link: https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/11/micro-season-the-first-camellia-blossoms-2022/
I struggled with this particular micro season. I see camellias as early bloomers. Turns out, though, that there is one variety, Camellia Sasanqua, the Mountain Tea Plant, native to Japan and China, that flowers in autumn and winter. Roundabout now, actually.
So hey presto, my haiku about this magnificent late bloomer. I’m quite pleased with the way I sneaked in the colour of my camellia without mentioning it. Can you guess?
Camellia Sasanqua (Mountain Tea Plant)
Grown in altitude,
fragrant single flowers bloom.