For as long as I can remember, we've had camellias blooming in the bed out in front of the house. In fact, my mother always jokes that you can always tell when the first freeze is coming because it happens right as the camellias start to bloom.
They're gorgeous, and I adore them. To me, they're winter in Texas.
This year, along with the camellia blooms, we added some cyclamen to the bed. The colors are incredible.
Cyclamen thrive in the cold. In fact, they're abundant in alpine meadows where they flower in snow melt water.
The perfect addition to a winter garden.