I have been corresponding with Professor Gao Jiyin of China for many years. He is one of the most knowledgeable sources of camellia expertise in the world. A few years ago, he gave me permission to share one of his Power Point presentations about various camellia grafting methods used in China. These methods are very different from the typical grafting techniques used in America. All of the images below are shared through the courtesy of my friend Professor Gao Jiyin. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do – gene phillips.

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Gene Phillips is one of the owners of Gene’s Nursery in Savannah, Ga.  He is a 2nd generation grower and attributes his love of Camellias to his father, who inspired him to breath in the beauty that they bring to him but more importantly to others.  In his ‘free’ time, you’ll find him wandering through old gardens, trying to identify flowers or taking countless number of photos to share with others!  He also enjoys meeting people and comparing ‘garden’ stories.