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Growing Camellias In Cold Climates by Dr. William Ackerman

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Growing Camellias In Cold Climates by Dr. William Ackerman

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 year-round pleasure as Camellias. During the bleak days of winter, when many plants are dormant, camellias dress up the landscape with...

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Formal Double Camellias

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Formal Double Camellias

A 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.

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In The Garden - November

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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

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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

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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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