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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Planting time will play a huge part in the overall success of your camellias. The idea is to plant at just the right time to give your plant time to acclimate to it's surroundings before climate conditions, such as heat and cold, create stress on the plant. A well established plant will be able to handle these stresses better than new plantings.
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Camellia sasanqua is one of the most popular species of Camellias found in gardens today. It typically blooms in the fall and you will certainly be able to identify them by the colorful carpet of petals they leave behind!
I love experimenting with all the nifty things I can do with my tea plants. My daughter gave me a gift of Matcha tea recently. I really liked the flavor and the texture. I also like that I can add it to my smoothies and other food. So I decided that I would try to make my own Matcha style Tea.