I have a special place in my heart for Camellias.
These shrubs and small trees flowers come in a wide range of colors, are easy to care for and really take on a life of their own in late winter when the eye is craving life... and color... There's over 250 varieties of this fantastic flower.
Coco Channel was charmed by this lovely flower which she turned into a flower pin that became part of her signature look and is now sold in retail stores around the world.
And they continue to inspire the designers at the House of Channel.
Channel flats from the Spring 2010 collection.
The New York Times recently wrote a wonderful article on a camellias preserve in the south. Interested? Read more here.