Camellia Journal March - May 2018
VOLUME 73, NO. 1
The Cover: C. japonica 'Black Magic' has a very dark glossy red, medium, irregular semi-double to rose form bloom, with unusual holly-like foliage. The midseason to late season bloom was introduced in 1992 by Nuccio's Nurseries of Altadena, California. Cover Photo by Bradford King
This single medium lavender pink flower was registered in 1961 by McCaskill Gardens in Pasadena, California.
In Japan, the camellia flower is called “yuki tsubaki” or “snow camellia.”
Bradford King introduces a new Department that analyzes bloom colors.
Gene Phillips highlights C. japonica ‘K. Sawada’ which was introduced in 1940 by Overlook Nursery of Mobile, Alabama.
The Mardi Gras parade was the icing on the King Cake at this annual meeting. Hunter Charbonnet passes a good time on the Gulf Coast.
Carol Wolfram tells us how Mary Elizabeth Dowden was crowned 2017 Ozone Camellia Queen by her grandfather, Robert Stroud, during the 67th St. Tammany Ozone Camellia Festival and Show in Slidell, Louisiana.
ACS President Jim Dickson tells us how Augusta, Georgia revived their camellia show after 39 years.
Celeste Richard gives ACS members the results of the 2018 Club Director election. Welcome aboard new candidates!
The Alabama Camellia Society is hosting the next ACS annual convention in Mobile, Alabama, on February 15-19, 2019.