Camellia Journal December 2013 - February 2014
VOLUME 68, NO. 4
The Cover: ‘Freedom Bell’ is the most famous bell shaped camellia in America. The flower is a small to medium bright red semidouble with a cluster of bell shaped petals. Cover photo by Bradford King.
The Camellia World will always be grateful for the dedication and achievement of William L. Ackerman. Ann F. Walton knew him and shares her memories with readers of the Journal.
The Camellia “bells” have pleasing and varied “shapes” just as musical bells do. The most famous is the ‘Freedom Bell’.
Glass, light color and camellias. They are all there in the work of artist Dale Chihuly in an exhibit at Seattle, Washington.
You can have camellia flowers from summer to spring and Bradford King tells you how to do it.
This blossom is a clear light pink blossom that is a top show winner.
This garden in Louisiana is a national treasure, with many varieties not found in other large public gardens in the South.
Ralph Peer searched for the nation’s musical talent and camellias. He and his wife saved the famous ‘California’ camellia from certain destruction.
A lively auction and an expert presentation on genealogy and hybridization were highlights of the meeting.
Good conversation and laughter, a wealth of information and trade secrets were shared at this meeting.
News of Special Interest to ACS Members
John Hunt, who developed the prize winning ‘Phyllis Hunt’ camellia, writes about his work with camellias in Australia.
ACS President Don Bergamini looks forward to the camellia season and the shows.
The next few months are the very busiest at ACS headquarters and ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard shares information about upcoming activities.
Please support the nurseries and businesses that advertise in the ACS Camellia Journal.