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

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

A Man Named Ray

A Man Named Ray

When I was growing up in Savannah, my daddy had many camellia friends that became like family to me. Probably, the one that I remember and treasure the most was Ray Bailey. He was my daddy’s best friend, and he

Waxed Camellias

Waxed Camellias

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!    Supplies List 5 1lb boxes

A Tribute to Jerry Conrad of Erinon Camellia Nursery

A Tribute to Jerry Conrad of Erinon Camellia Nursery

  From the time that I was little, I have been surrounded by colorful camellia friends. First, it was by dad’s camellia friends. Later, it was my own band of interesting personalities with insatiable attractions to our favorite plant. Camellias

Ant Farming on Camellias

Ant Farming on Camellias

IMG_2984 You probably have heard of ant farms. Maybe, you even had one when you were growing up, but did you know that ants were actual famers? That’s right. Just like Old MacDonald! Ants farm aphids on camellias and other

Cold Enough to Plant…..A Christmas Story from Bill Ray

Cold Enough to Plant…..A Christmas Story from Bill Ray

Many thanks to Bill Ray for allowing us to share this Christmas Story on The Camellia Gardener. Bill Ray is the Charles Dickens and Mark Twain of the Camellia World all rolled up into one. No one else can tell

The Fireman and the Camellia Grower

The Fireman and the Camellia Grower

Growing up in Savannah, I soon realized that my home town is a very historic site in America. After all, General Oglethorpe founded our fair city in 1733 and that’s a very long time ago. Every Sunday when I was

Savannah’s Real Lone Ranger!

Savannah’s Real Lone Ranger!

I am sure that many of you are old enough to remember the TV Show called the Lone Ranger. It was always one of my favorites growing up in the pre-cable era. It was a time when you could always

Greenhouses Long Ago!

Greenhouses Long Ago!

My daddy loved his camellias. He loved them so much that he built greenhouses to protect his babies from the cold. When I was growing up, I just kind of figured this was what all camellia growers did, and back