Bees In The Garden

Debbie Odom
It's better to have bees in the garden than bees in your bonnet.  Fall brings an abundance of bees to the garden.  Read about the importance of bees in the garden and how to avoid harming them.

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Climate Zones Are Not One Size Fits All

Debbie Odom
Climate Zone Maps are a tool for determining a plant's hardiness relating to your location.   But there can be big discrepancies within a climate zone that could spell trouble for your plants if you think Climate Zones are one size fits all.  Read More.....

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Preparing Your Camellias For Winter Season

Debbie Odom
Preparing your camellias and other plants for the winter season can be a lot like your automobile. We want to check the antifreeze, test the battery and be sure of the oil type for winter seasons. In northern climates people may put a light bulb near the battery to keep it from freezing or park the car in a slightly heated garage. Oh, about the plants.

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Fertilizing Your Camellias

Debbie Odom
Nutrients are a very important part of camellia care.  Your camellias will need adequate nutrients throughout their life cycle, and they can’t get it if you don’t give it to them!   Healthy plants grow better and bloom better than nutrient deficient plants.

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Potting Soil For Camellias & Tea Plants

Debbie Odom
To be successful with Camellias in containers, you need to make sure you are giving them the correct environment, and that starts with potting soil.  Learn what type of soil will give you beautiful camellias for years to come.

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Disease & Disorders

Debbie Odom
Camellias may be the perfect landscape ornamental, but they are not without blemishes.  Here are a few of the issues that can come up with growing your own camellias.

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Camellia & Cold Climates

Debbie Odom
Learn about growing Camellias in colder climates and what you can do to have beautiful camellias like we do in the the south.  You'll read tips from the expert- Dr. William Ackerman who developed many cold-tolerant Camellias.

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Insects & Pests

Debbie Odom
Read and learn about the insects that can be a trouble for camellias and what you can to do not only treat, but prevent the damage they can cause.

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Growing Camellias In Containers

Debbie Odom
Many times growing Camellias in the ground is not possible.  You may live in an excessively cold climate where winter growing is not right.  You may also have limited space in your garden or the soil is not right.  Good News!  Camellia make excellent container plants and can be used almost anywhere!

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Sunburn On Camellias

Debbie Odom
Many of us have had a case of bad sunburn at one time or another in their lives, but did you know the condition can also affect camellias?. Usually this condition occurs during the most extremely hot days of summer when the sun is high in the sky and the sun's rays are most intense.  There are ways to prevent or minimize sunburn. 

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