The Camellia Gardener Blog

December In The Garden

December In The Garden

Ah, the holidays….When people’s thoughts turn to lights, gift giving and that guy in the red suit.  But in all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget you have some pretty special plants in your garden that may need your attention. Cut Those Flowers! Enjoy the season with your Camellias.  Camellia blossoms have been a staple at our home for as long as I can remember. We use them to decorate for the holidays by adding them to our table centerpiece, fire place mantle, and in vases around the house.  It’s so nice to bring a little bit of color indoors! Prep...

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Mulching Your Garden

Mulching Your Garden

Mulch is such an integral part of gardening, and our customers are always asking about what material works best as mulch. In the picture above, we are using pruning clippings as a mulch for the front of our nursery. We use this organic mulch as a base and top dress with straw to make it pretty.  It cuts down on the amount of topdressing we have to use, thus saving us money.  There are many materials available for mulch such as pine straw, pine bark, leaves, cypress mulch, and more. It does not matter which type of organic material that...

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In The Garden - November

Ornamental Camellias

In The Garden - November

November brings cooler weather, the orange and yellow leaves of fall, Turkey & Dressing and Camellias!  Many of our fall blooming Camellias are just coming into bloom in the 11th month of the year.  There are a few things you can be doing in your November Camellia Garden! Treat For Tea Scale & Mites Cooler weather is the ideal time to get those pesky insects under control, the biggest being Tea Scale & Mites.  We recommend using a horticultural oil or organic neem oil to treat for scale and mites.  Read More About Insects & Pests Mulch Adding a three-four inch layer of...

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Camellia Petal Blight

Disease and Pests Insects & Pests Ornamental Camellias

Camellia Petal Blight

You go out to the garden in mid to late winter and low and behold something has happened to your blooms.  They have all turned brown?  Read about Petal Blight and how it affects Camellia blooms.

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Camellia Flower Forms

Ornamental Camellias

Camellia Flower Forms

Do you know what a formal double camellia is?  What about peony form or anemone form?  We will try to simplify the terminology and help you understand the definitions of Camellia flower forms.

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