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Camellia, with its glossy evergreen leaves and large cupped flowers, blooms when few other plants do—in late winter to early spring. Plant partial-shade-loving camellias such as this 'Rubescens Major,' in slightly acidic soil that drains well.

Camellia Japonica - February 2013. Evergreen shrubs with beautiful solitary or clustered flowers appearing early in the year with glossy, leathery leaves. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=299

from Southern Living

Camellias - The South's Top Pass-Along Plants

i think i will give a camilla one more try ... love them just wish they liked my yard

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How to Grow Forget-Me-Nots at Home in a Pot

Forget-me-not. A legend about the origin of the name forget-me-not is as follows. Once a medieval knight and his lady-love were walking beside a river. The knight held a bouquet in his hands. Because of the weight of the armor, he fell into the water. According to the legend, he threw the bouquet at her shouting forget-me-not.

Camilla Japonica: ideal for planting under pine trees. Acidic soil, part shade tolerant. Spring bloomer, evergreen.

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40 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,

The camellia (Camellia japonica L) - just beautiful!