Is there anything more beautiful than a camellia?  If so I haven’t seen it.  Oh, my son’s smile is more lovely to me, but we are talking flowers here.

Last year I told myself to plant daffodils underneath the camellias on the east side of the house, so that you would see their cooler color under the shower of pink camellias and even pinker ornamental plum blossoms.  For once, I did what I told myself to do:

It will take time for those daffodils to naturalize and make much of a show, but I feel great satisfaction in simply carrying through with a plan, because it is such a rare thing.

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