Camellia Journal December 2016 - February 2017

VOLUME 71, NO. 4


4 .. Not a Bad Way to Go...Bradford King

Bradford King summarizes a recently-published short story written by a 17-year-old Truman Compote featuring a prized camellia.

8 .. Hit Parade...Bradford King

Bradford King highlights camellias registered in the 1950s.

16 .. Winning Camellia Hybrids...Bradford King

Bradford King focuses on the non-reticulata hybrids which captured top honors in the 2014-2015 camellia show season.


2 .. Spotlight: Camellia japonica ‘Sea Foam’...Bradford King

This solid white formal double camellia is a popular show winner when blemish-free.

6 .. Camellia Trail: The Huntington...Ann Richards

Ann Richards tells us about their extensive camellia collection and the best time to visit Huntington.

12 .. Remembering Our Past: Meyer Piet and Lee Gaeta...Bradford King

The two friends passion for breeding camellias led to the introduction of 16 reticulata hybrids, many of which are dark red.

15 .. In Search of Lost Loves...Gene Phillips

Gene Phillips highlights ‘Emmett Pfingstl’ from 1950 which thrives today in Savannah, Georgia’s Backus Garden today.

Camellia Chronicles

News of Special Interest to ACS Members

21 .. ACS Convention, Oregon in 2017

The schedule and registration form for the upcoming ACS Annual Convention in Newberg, Oregon.

22 .. John Davy, Camellia Enthusiast, Honored...F. Norman Vickers

Business partners John Davy and Glen Strange honored with 2016 Outstanding Farm Families of the Year in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

24 .. Camellia Happenings!...ACS President Jim Campbell

ACS President Jim Campbell gives us a summary of camellia activities and invites everyone to attend the Newberg, Oregon Annual Meeting.

25 .. ‘Tis the Season...ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard

ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard reminds members ‘Tis the Season to support our Annual Friends of Camellia Campaign.

26 .. Atlantic Coast Camellia Society Honors Mathis and Ritter...ACS Operations Manager William Khoury

William Khoury, ACS Operations Manager, recounts his visit to Litchfield Beach, South Carolina.

27 .. Gulf Coast Camellia Society: Educational Fun...ACS Multimedia Specialist Camille Bielby

Camille Bielby, ACS Multimedia Specialist, enjoyed learning more about camellias on her visit to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

28 .. The Birth of a Camellia Club

The Birth of a Camellia Club is an interesting tale of how a camellia club was formed in New Bern, North Carolina, with its first meeting held at a McDonald’s!

29 .. ICS Preservation Group Meeting Schedule and Registration Information

30 .. Connecting Local Members to the National Board

Your ACS Headquarters encourages all its members to Participate. Support. Grow.

31 .. New and Rejoining Members, Donations and Memorials

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