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

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

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

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

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

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