Planting A Living Fence With Camellia Sasanqua

Debbie Odom
Your home and garden should be your sanctuary. Sometimes after a long day at work all you want to do is come home and retreat to the privacy of your outdoor garden space. Camellias Sasanqua is one of the best evergreen ornamentals for achieving this goal of privacy but also providing beauty for your garden.

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The Fall Blooming Camellia - Sasanqua

Debbie Odom

Camellia sasanqua is one of the most popular species of Camellias found in gardens today.  It typically blooms in the fall and you will certainly be able to identify them by the colorful carpet of petals they leave behind!    

 

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Formal Double Camellias

Debbie Odom
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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Color Your Garden Happy!

Debbie Odom
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

Debbie Odom
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

Debbie Odom
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

Debbie Odom
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

Debbie Odom
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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Camellias - The Queen Of Ornamentals

Debbie Odom
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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