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A Very Special Lady - Frankie Winn

A Very Special Lady - Frankie Winn

Some of you may be familiar with the camellia variety known as ‘Frankie Winn’ or the variegated version called ‘Frankie Winn Variegated’. Both are excellent Japonica cultivars that well suited for garden plants as well as for exhibition blooms. Many individual camellia varieties like these grow in our gardens, but there is more to these varieties besides beautiful blooms and charming plants. There is a story behind every flower, and this is the story of Frankie Winn.Frankie Huff Winn was the old …
Jul 29th 2021

Petal Blight On Camellias

Camellias are the most enjoyable plant I can think of. They bloom in the fall and winter when the rest of the garden is fast asleep. The gardens become ablaze with color and it is impossible to sit in your comfy chair inside by the fire. You feel the need to get outside and enjoy them despite the weather. So you grab a basket, head out to the garden to pick that perfect bloom only to find that there are these brown blotches all over your blooms? WHAT is this you say as you frantically searc …
Jul 29th 2021
Growing Camellias In Cold Climates

Growing Camellias In Cold Climates

Dr. William Ackerman was an accomplished horticulturist and did profound research and development of Camellias ~ particularly ones that can handle more cold than we can in Georgia and the warmer southern regions. We hope you find his article informative. If you want to read more on growing camellias in cold climates, search for his books 'Beyond The Camellia Belt' and 'Growing Camellias In Cold Climates'. They should be available through internet sources. Few woody ornamentals provide as much …
Jul 29th 2021

Planting a Living Fence With Camellias

Your home and garden should be your sanctuary. Sometimes after a long day at work all you want to do is come home and retreat to the privacy of your outdoor garden space. A planting of evergreen ornamentals always makes a nice backdrop and adds the privacy that you deserve. Camellias Sasanqua is one of the best evergreen ornamentals for achieving this goal of privacy but also providing beauty for your garden. Camellias sasanqua is an evergreen ornamental shrub that has a dense growth habit and f …
Jul 29th 2021 Debbie Odom
Formal Double Camellias

Formal Double Camellias

Formal Double CamelliasA Formal Double Camellia is one of the most desirable Camellia forms of the entire Camellia family. They can be a very tightly formed flower or they can be loose formal double, often referred to as a Rose Form Double. Most true formal double flowers don't open to show stamens. There are some that may start as a loose formal double then open to show scattered stamens.In some very warm climates, formal double flowers may not perform well and they also can have problems if th …
Jul 29th 2021