Camellia Journal March 2014 - May 2014

Volume 69, Number 1

March 2014 - May 2014 Table of Contents

‘Elaine’s Betty’ is a sport of ‘Betty Sheffield’ introduced by Jim and Elaine Smelley of Mosspoint, Mississippi. The flower has a pale pink center with occasional rose red stripes and spots, shading to a deeper pink at the petal edges. This photo honors the Smelleys who were awarded the Tablet of Honor in December. Cover photo by Randolph Maphis.


16 Camellias & Roses

Camellia season ends and rose season begins, giving us gorgeous flowers all year long. Bradford King compares the two side by side in this article.


2 Spotlight: Camellia japonica 'Magic City'

A flower like a beautiful engraved gem. By Bradford King.

4 All Things Camellia: Tablet of Honor Jim and Elaine Smelley

“If you love camellias, you have to love Jim Smelley,” Randolph Maphis said as he presented this prestigious award at the Pensacola convention. By Roger Ann Davis.

6 All Things Camellia: Beautiful Pensacola

The American Camellia Society’s National Convention and Camellia Show December 11 – 14, 2013 had it all: beautiful camellias, beautiful scenes and gardens, and beautiful fellowship. By Bradford King.

14 Cape Fear Botanical Garden

This garden in Fayetteville, North Carolina is home to the Mary McLaurin Camellia Garden, which has more than 300 cultivars. By Jack Dewar.

Camellia Chronicles

News of Special Interest to ACS Members

24 Love of the Camellia

Michel Brondum tells of the love affair he and his wife, Gloria, developed over the years with camellias and the camellia garden he has built in her memory.

26 I love those who work so hard for camellias and ACS

ACS President Don Bergamini talks about the accomplishments at the Convention in Pensacola and the need for the endowment fund.

27 Peak Season or Not, There’s Always Beauty in the Gardens

Not even two major snowstorms and a harsh winter can blur the beauty of the flowers at Massee Lane Gardens, ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard says.

28 New Cultivars

29 New and Rejoining Members

31 Advertisers

Please support the nurseries and businesses that advertise in the ACS Camellia Journal.

30 Donations, Memorials, and Honorariums

32 Bequests