Camellia Journal September 2014 - November 2014
Volume 69, Number 3
The Cover: ‘Ville de Nantes’ is the variegated sport of Dr. Van Siebold’s 1834 ‘Donckelaeri’ with a dark red medium large semidouble flower with upright fimbriated petals that blooms mid to late season. Enjoy the many different faces of this lovely bloom due to the type and amounts of variegation seen on this issue’s cover. All photographs are by Randolph Maphis, except the top right, which is a Hulyn Smith photograph.
Tommy Alden is searching for a perfect ‘Ville de Nantes’. Here he discusses the meaning of perfection.
Sasanquas herald the camellia season, and gardeners everywhere look for those early blossoms just as they look forward to the first birds of the season. By Brad King.
From Cinderella to Goofy the Camellia World has borrowed from Disney’s world to name camellias. By Bradford King.
This blossom bursts forth like a great dessert in a four-star French restaurant. By Bradford King.
This garden in Oyster Bay, New York began in 1915 and became the home of some 300 camellias brought from the Isle of Guernsey by William Robertson Coe. He built a lofty greenhouse to accommodate them. By Vincent A. Simeone.
J.D. Thomerson has a love for old things, particularly older camellias. He shares his thoughts and a gallery of camellias introduced from 1949 to 1965.
‘High Wide’n Handsome’ as a Camellia Hybridizer - Vernon McCaskill, owner of McCaskill Gardens and a prolific hybridizer from 1930 to 1988, had a knack for choosing descriptive names. By Bradford King.
The newly tapped energy and enthusiasm for all-things-camellia in Newberg, Oregon seems almost unstoppable. By Martha Ragland.
News of Special Interest to ACS Members
The amenities at the International Camellia Society Congress were lavish and presentations spectacular, ranging from the history to the present day uses of camellias. By Florence Crowder.
A major part of that work is being always ready to help people you meet grow their interest in camellias. And during the blooming season, share your flowers everywhere, ACS President Don Bergamini says.
ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard encourages us to attend special events and shows in our communities and spread the word about camellias.
The Tallahassee Camellia Society invites you to attend a spectacular convention in January. See the details and schedule.
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