Camellia Journal March 2015 - May 2015

Volume 70, Number 1


4 Famous People, Quotes and Camellias

This article shows off some of the camellias named for famous people and also includes some of the celebrities best words. By Bradford King

7 ACS Honors Max and Marie Mizell, Annabelle Fetterman and Bradford King

Members whose involvement and personal commitment symbolize the spirit of camellia culture were given special awards by ACS. By Camille Bielby

9 The 2015 ACS National Convention

Members attending the winter convention visited several well known nurseries and were entertained royally. By Bradford King

14 The 2015 National Camellia Show Winners

The Show was outstanding with 1,196 flowers exhibited and 1,600 attendees. By Bradford King


2 Spotlight: C. reticulata hybrid ‘Nuccio’s Ruby’

This blossom, introduced by Nuccio’s Nurseries, has great blooming qualities in the garden. By Bradford King

16 Remembering Our Past: William Ackerman, PhD

Camellias fascinated Dr. Ackerman and his research and contributions were among the most significant to the Camellia World. By Bradford King

20 The Camellia Trail Gardens: Camellias in the Eudora Welty Garden

Internationally known author Eudora Welty used details she saw all around in her garden in her fiction and essays. Her garden is still a wealth of heirloom plants and camellias. By Susan Haltom

22 All Things Camellia: Late Bloomers

Bradford King provides the names and descriptions of late blooming camellias, including reds and pinks, japonicas, reticulatas and hybrids.

Camellia Chronicles

News of Special Interest to ACS Members

26 Dothan Celebrates Rich Camellia History

Dothan, Alabama held “The Day of the Camellia” celebration in honor of the state flower. By Camille Bielby

27 A Year of Good Shows and a Fantastic Convention

ACS President Don Bergamini attended six camellia shows this year and found the winter convention to be special indeed.

28 ACS Annual Conventions

ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard encourages Camellians to attend conventions. They are the place to be to learn about camellias, to form lasting friendships and to have fun.

29 Donations, Memorials, and Honorariums

30 New and Rejoining Members

31 Advertisers

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32 ACS Bequest

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