The camellias this year have been prettier than they have been in years. The buds are holding on the plant and the flowers are much larger than normal when they do open. I also noticed a lot of buds on my banana shrub, Michelia figo, this year. This particular shrub rarely has more than a few buds at a time and this year it is loaded.
Do you think it could be the abundant rainfall? I would have thought we had too much. Or, perhaps it is the more consistant temperatures. Usually we swing back and forth between hot and cold and this winter it was all cold.