My camelia normally doesn't bloom until late January/early February, but this year it decided to bloom before Christmas. After 4 or 5 buds had opened, we had a week of 20° weather, and I thought sure the rest of the buds would fall off without opening. But it has surprised me and after a brief pause, has begun blooming again. I just love camelias. Nothing like a little color during the dreary months of the year.