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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

Ornamental Camellias

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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The Camellia Family

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The Camellia Family

Do you ever wonder how Camellias are named?   Carolus Linnaeus, an 18th century Swedish botanist, is responsible for most of the world’s classification of plants and animals, otherwise known as taxonomy. 

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Camellias - The Queen Of Ornamentals

Ornamental Camellias The Camellia

Camellias - The Queen Of Ornamentals

Camellias are evergreen ornamental shrubs that produce a wide variety of blooms.  There are hundreds of thousands of varieties worldwide that have been officially named and logged, and probably equally as many that have not.  So, what makes the camellia special? 

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