If there was ever a plant that was considered royalty in southern landscapes the camellias would undoubtedly be it. They have been grown in our gardens for over 200 years. With origins in Asia, it is thought that there are over 20,000 varieties ... READ MORE
Key plants are common plant species grown in Florida landscapes that are frequently infested with specific pests or diseases at specific times of the year. The concept of key plant/key pests is simple but requires knowledge.
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Q: Some of my camellias are not looking their best. The leaves of a few of them are brownish-gray. They seem to have specks of something all over them but I can not tell exactly what they are. Can you help me?
A: I am glad you brought in ... READ MORE
Native to Asia, the first camellia plants were brought to America in 1797 and grown in New England greenhouses. Over the last 200 years, they have proven to be dependable additions to the southern landscape, where they grow and ... READ MORE
Recently, a home gardener brought in some strange looking new leaves on his camellia. The youngest leaves were thick and fleshy and looked more characteristic of a succulent type plant than a camellia. What’s wrong with these leaves?
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A new IPM guide is making it easier to grow five common southeastern shrubs. Growing five southeastern shrubs is now easier thanks to a free, new IPM resource from the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group.
IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. ... READ MORE
June 20, 2014
Photo by Janeen Langley: Rufous Hummingbird and Native Blueberry
By Donna Legare
We planted blueberry bushes in 1983 as a present to my father-in-law for ... READ MORE
Recently, I was working on a camellia identification project in a forgotten camellia garden of about 60 plants. Most camellias I observed were not yet in flower but one in particular caught my eye. I later identified this eye catcher as Camellia ... READ MORE
Want to learn how to graft Camellias?
Graft your favorite cultivar onto an adapted rootstock!
Saturday January 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm CST !
Join us to learn how to graft your favorite camellia cultivar onto an adapted rootstock
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