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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A Very Special Lady Named Frankie Winn

Debbie Odom
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.

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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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It's All About The Mass

Debbie Odom
Each fall and winter, I just can't help going out in the garden and cutting a camellia bloom or two to display in my home. As gardeners and growers, we tend to focus on the one instead of the many.

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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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Waxing Camellias

Debbie Odom
Waxing  is an old art form of dipping flowers into paraffin wax to seal and preserve them.  It’s commonly done with Camellias and it’s a fun thing to do on a cool winter day!  

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