The Camellia Gardener Blog

Color Your Garden Happy!

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Color Your Garden Happy!

t's no secret that winter can be a difficult season, especially if you don't like cold weather.  Not much blooms during this time but some cold hardy bedding plants.  But if you live in the milder climates of zone 8 and 9, winter can be much more than a dreary day for staying inside looking at the pansies in your planters.   If you have have Camellias in  your garden, it can drastically improve your winter outlook with flowers that call you out of your cozy warm cocoon

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A Very Special Lady Named Frankie Winn

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A Very Special Lady Named Frankie Winn

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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It's All About The Mass

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It's All About The Mass

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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Waxing Camellias

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Waxing Camellias

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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Camellia Japonica - The Camellia Queen

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Camellia Japonica - The Camellia Queen

There are over 200 camellia species thought to exist in the world today, with many of these species being unfamiliar to avid camellia growers.  Camellia Japonica has been the most popular camellia in the south for over one hundred and fifty years.

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