SOMETIMES LIFE is amazing, isn't it? Every year, for as many years as I can remember, my first fall camellia has opened on my birthday. This year was no exception. I have 2 of these bushes, both are over 10 feet tall. They are probably 20 years old by now... The one in front of my bedroom window opens so it is the first thing I see when I get up on my birthday and open the curtain. Is that cool or what? Kinda Ma Nature saying, "Happy Birthday, old girl!"