Camellia Journal June 2013 - August 2013
VOLUME 68, NO. 2
‘Betty Foy Sanders’, named for the wife of Georgia Governor Carl Sanders, is a white camellia japonica with varying amounts of flecked, splotched, and spotted rose red marks or streaks. Photo by Bradford King.
There are some camellias with stripes, dashes and splashes of color that would rival Joseph's coat as described in the Bible.
These tiny flowers may measure small, but they show off big in the garden and at flower shows.
The Dom Perignon of camellias.
The garden began as a Work Progress Administration project has grown to a 175-acre garden with thousands of plants. The Camellia Trail Gardens is a new feature in the Journal.
Howard Asper oversaw two major gardens, Descanso Garden and The Huntington Botanical Gardens in California, and was a prolific camellia breeder.
News of Special Interest to ACS Members
The garden features 29 varieties of camellias now growing in the hot Georgia sun, an experiment intended to prove that certain varieties can grow in the absence of shade.
ACS President Matt Hunter explains that it takes perseverance and determination to keep the American Camellia Society moving forward.
ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard tells of two major projects at the ACS Headquarters.
The ACS Annual Meeting & Convention will be held December 11-15, 2013 in Pensacola Beach, Florida. A wonderful schedule of events, get togethers and good food is planned.
Thanks to the hard work of Camellia Society members throughout the Camellia World, ACS now has more members, with 246 added to the rolls during this contest.
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