Camellia Journal December 2014 - February 2015
VOLUME 69, NO. 4
The Cover: 'Betty Sheffield Supreme' has a marvelous white flower with a red-toned border. It is one of the best sports of 'Betty Sheffield'. Mrs. G. W. Alday of Thomasville, Georgia caught this sport and registered it in 1960.
Bradford King gives some answers to challenges faced by camellia growers, such as camellias that won’t bloom, overgrown camellia trees, gaps in the garden, hilly slopes, and tight spots.
Bridges span obstacles and camellia bridges are plants used to overcome obstacles in hybridizing.
Protecting pre-1900 camellia japonica cultivars is important, and public gardens are expected to lead the way.
Named for ACS headquarters, this is a beautiful large pink flower with central golden stamens.
4 .. The Camellia Trail Gardens: Quitman, Georgia’s Camellia City & Home of the Betty Sheffield Memorial Garden...Lauren A. Basford
She planted the parks of Quitman, Georgia with roses, azaleas and camellias. Now she has her own Betty Sheffield Memorial Garden.
Dr. Homeyer was a well known Macon, Georgia physician and world class camellia hybridizer who introduced 50 cultivars.
Anna Sheets defines pruning and tells how to do it.
News of Special Interest to ACS Members
The ICS was an adventure and learning experience. Those attending were astounded at the quantity and quality of the camellias in the Spain and Portugal areas.
Learning sessions were a hit and Warren and Cheryl Thompson of Fort Valley, Georgia received an Award of Merit at the Atlantic Coast Camellia Society conference.
The learning sessions on grafting and air propagation were high points at the Gulf Coast Camellia Society convention.
ACS President Don Bergamini highlights features of the upgraded website.
ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard encourages Camellians to help locate foundations that will support ACS’ work.
Planned gifts help ensure that the American Camellia Society can promote the love of camellias and gardening for generations to come.
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