The Difference Between ‘Pink Perfection’ and ‘Otome’

The Difference Between ‘Pink Perfection’ and ‘Otome’

Probably the most popular camellia in America is an old japonica called ‘Pink Perfection’. According to the Southern California Camellia Society’s Nomenclature, this old favorite camellia was imported into Sacramento, California from Japan in 1875. Before we began calling it

Four Georgia Crackers in California by Judge Arthur Solomon

Four Georgia Crackers in California by Judge Arthur Solomon

This is the story about a trip to California made by four Georgia Crackers. One was none other than Mr. John Illeges, donor of the Illges Medal, who resides at “Plumfield,” in one of those Ionic column mansions at Columbus.

Heaven on Earth: The Gordy Garden in Ocala

Heaven on Earth: The Gordy Garden in Ocala

All across the country, Florida is known as the vacation capital of America. From Disney World to Sea World, people travel from destinations near and far to experience these wonderful attractions . Just a little south of Gainesville, is the

The Trials and Tribulations of a Collector: by Judge Arthur Solomon

The Trials and Tribulations of a Collector: by Judge Arthur Solomon

Note: Judge Solomon was one of America’s foremost camellia pioneers, and his garden in Savannah contained one of the finest private collection ever assembled in this country. Even though he traveled the world in search of the perfect camellias, he

Frankie Winn; One Very Special Lady from Savannah

Frankie Winn; One Very Special Lady from Savannah

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. Many

Kosaku Sawada, American by Bill Ray

Kosaku Sawada, American by Bill Ray

This article was written by our good friend Bill Ray of Alabama. Bill is one of America’s Best Camellia writters, and we are honored to be able to share this outstanding article with our viewers. Also, we wish to thank

Magnificent Magnolia Plantation by Gene Phillips

Magnificent Magnolia Plantation by Gene Phillips

Nestled along the Ashley River just outside of Charleston, South Carolina is one of America’s most hidden treasures. The peacefulness and serenity of the gardens of Magnolia is something that one could only appreciate after strolling through it magical trails.