Knowing When To Plant Camellias

By Debbie Odom
on September 22, 2018
Knowing When To Plant Camellias
Planting time will play a huge part in the overall success of your camellias.   The idea is to plant at just the right time to give your plant time to acclimate to it's surroundings before climate conditions, such as heat and cold, create stress on the plant.    A well established plant will be able to handle these stresses better than new plantings.

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Camellia Japonica - The Camellia Queen

By Debbie Odom
on September 13, 2018
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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All In the "Camellia" Family

By Debbie Odom
on September 13, 2018
All In the "Camellia" Family
Do you ever wonder how Camellias are named?   Carolus Linnaeus, and 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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History of Camellias In America

By Debbie Odom
on September 13, 2018
History of Camellias In America
The first camellias brought into North America were in the latter 1700’s and were sent to Savannah, Georgia.  These were seeds of Camellia sinensis and were sent to the Trust Gardens in the hopes that tea could be established here as an agricultural crop.  The rest is an interesting history.....

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Camellias - The Queen Of Ornamentals

By Debbie Odom
on September 13, 2018
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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Tea Plant FAQS

By Debbie Odom
on September 13, 2018
Tea Plant FAQS

Want to know the basics of Camellia Sinenis Tea Plants?  Here are a few of the most common questions people ask about growing their own tea!

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All Tea Comes From One Plant

By Debbie Odom
on September 12, 2018
All Tea Comes From One Plant
Tea is only made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, not other ornamental camellias.  All tea, whether it's green, black or oolong, comes from this one plant species.

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Grow Your Own Tea!

By Debbie Odom
on September 12, 2018
Grow Your Own Tea!

Did you know that you can grow your own tea?  Did you also know that the tea we all drink comes from the leaves of a Camellia?  Not all camellias are used for making tea.  

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