Camellia Journal September 2014 - November 2014
VOLUME 69, N0. 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.
From Cinderella to Goofy the Camellia World has borrowed from Disney’s world to name camellias.
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.
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.
12 .. Remembering Our Past: Vernon McCaskill ‘High Wide’n Handsome’ as a camellia hybridizer...Bradford King
‘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.
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.
ACS President Don Bergamini gives a report on the June Board meeting.
ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard is excited that the ACS Board members are 100% committed to the ongoing financial campaigns.
The Tallahassee Camellia Society invites you to attend a spectacular convention in January. See the details and schedule.
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