Camellia Journal March - May 2016
VOLUME 71, NO. 1
The Cover: C. japonica 'Tudor Baby', is a formal double chance seedling, dark red with black petal edges. Flowers midseason. Cover photo by Gene Phillips.
Mr. Ash P. Nitrogen humorously relays all the secrets to camellia fertilization from the last 10 years.
Popular nicknames sometimes begin with the words “little” or “baby”; Bradford King highlights these endearing blooms.
Julia Leisenring gives us a history on this Augusta property, which is now the site of the most famous golf course in the world.
Famous cities that have adopted the camellia as their city mascot.
This very large pink peony blossom with small red flecks is named for one of the Smith’s three daughters.
Gene Phillips highlights ‘Herme’, an ancient polynymous camellia that arrived in the U.S. in 1875.
He introduced over 30 camellia varieties and held a great affinity for the white ones. Mr. Short was a quiet man from the San Diego area.
Rip Weaver details the camellia “pews” planted in the Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama.
News of Special Interest to ACS Members
Longtime friend Cheryl Thompson details the interesting life of our close and well respected ACS Life Member.
ACS President Jim Campbell ask members to volunteer their skills and step up into a leadership role. Help us keep a healthy organization.
ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard details how well the electronic membership special was received by new members and encourages members 55 or older to become a new Life Member at the new price.
ACS Multimedia Specialist Camille Bielby gives us the low down about the low country on the South Carolina coast.
Join us in Newberg, Oregon, another Camellia City, where we will attend the Newberg Camellia Festival along with many other interesting tours of the “Sunset State”.
The next worldwide camellia preservation meeting will be held in the United States. The Baton Rouge Camellia Society and the American Camellia Society will be hosting this traveling event along the Gulf Coast next February.
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