Let Us Help You Identify Your Camellias!

Let Us Help You Identify Your Camellias!

Everyone wants to know the names of their camellias, but that is not an easy task to accomplish. Maybe, you bought a home with lots of old camellias, but you don’t have a clue as to what varieties are in

Grow Your Own Tea

Grow Your Own Tea

Only after water, Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world.  For over 5000 years it has played a unique role in history.  It has brought people together and ripped people apart.  It has made us feel better, think clearer, and

Camellia japonica ‘Tama No Ura’

Camellia japonica ‘Tama No Ura’

One of the most interesting camellias introduced in recent years is ‘Tama No Ura’. This variety is from Nagasaki, Japan, and it first came on the scenes in America in 1978. The small to medium single flowers are very simple

Mulching Your Camellias

Mulching Your Camellias

Mulch is such an important part of camellia gardening, and our customers are always asking about what material works best as mulch. In the picture above, we are using pruning clippings as a mulch for the front of our nursery.

Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

‘Guest Star’ was introduced by J.R. Moore of Hampton, Virginia in 1974, and it is now becoming extremely popular with camellia gardeners. The medium size formal double flower usually blooms winter through early spring, but we even have had flowers

Camellia japonica ‘Suzhou Embroidery’

Camellia japonica ‘Suzhou Embroidery’

John Wang of Orlinda, California is without question one of the premier camellia breeders in the world. John has made many incredible crosses and developed many impressive seedlings as a result of his hybridization work. In the fall of 2017,

Cecil Lynn was a Good Man!

Cecil Lynn was a Good Man!

When I was growing up, my dad had lots of camellia friends that frequently stopped by to visit him. Cecil Lynn was one of those amazing people that I got to know back then. Daddy was a disabled veteran with

Fertilizing Camellias

Fertilizing Camellias

Whether you are fertilizing old established camellias in your garden or plants that have been recently added, Holly Tone and Milorganite are excellent fertilzers to use on a regular basis. In fact, we have been using both of these organic

Camellia hybrid ‘High Fragrance’

Camellia hybrid ‘High Fragrance’

Species: hybrid Bloom Color: White with deep pink edges Bloom Size: Varies from small to medium Bloom Form: Varies from semidouble to full peony Bloom Season: Winter to Spring Growth Habit: Upright Growth Rate: Vigorous Maintainable Height: 5-6 feet Maintainable Width: 3-4 feet Light Preferences: Filtered shade Plant Uses: Accent plant,

Up-Potting Camellias in the Spring

Up-Potting Camellias in the Spring

Spring is an excellent time to up-pot your camellias in containers to larger pots. We are always busy in the spring up-potting our smaller camellias into larger pots, and you can do the same thing with your plants. Keep in