Sunday the 17th, 2017. Monthly meeting at Mazarick Park 2, 1368 Belvedere Avenue, 1 - 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish to pass.
Speaker: Hal Broadfoot
Monday the 16th, 2017. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.
Monday the 20th, 2017. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.
Annual Christmas Party 2017. Monday, December 11th hosted by Lynne & Chris Grates. 208 Thorncliff Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28303, 6:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish and white elephant gift of no more than $15.
Monday the 15th, 2018. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.
Speaker: Judy Capps
Topic: How to Prepare Camellia Blooms to enter in the Show.
Monday the 19th, 2018, at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.
Speakers: Cathy McCamish and Ross Kubeny
Topic: Final preparations for the annual Camellia Show.
Friday the 2nd - camellia show set-up, 9 a.m. - ?
Friday the 2nd - Judges Dinner, Hosts: Judy and Glenn Capps
6:30 p.m. 334 Devane St., Fayetteville 28305
Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, 2018. Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale at the Ramada Plaza, Bordeaux Convention Center. Enter your blooms Saturday from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. Judging starts at 10 a.m. The Camellia Show is Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Monday the 16th, 2018. Holy Trinity Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305
Speaker: Jack Dewar
Topic: Plant identification & Maintenance
MaySunday the 20th, 2018. Annual picnic and plant auction, 1 - 4 p.m. at Mazarick Park 2 - building. 1368 Belvedere Avenue. Bring a covered dish to pass.
by Luther W. Baxter, Jr.
Pick and enjoy blooms. Carry blooms to friends or to Camellia shows. Begin grafting new varieties. Pick up fallen blooms to prevent flower blight.
This is the peak of the outdoor blooming season. Water plants during dry spells. This is a good time for grafting new varieties. Continue picking up fallen blooms.
Bloom season drawing to a close. Pruning begins this month. Begin fertilizer application to stimulate new growth.
Continue pruning plants. Spray plants for scale and insect control before the temperature gets too high. Do not spray dormant oil if temperatures are above 80°F. Propagate new plants by air-layering.
Camellias are growing rapidly at this point and need moisture. Water your plants if it does not rain for 10 days.
Apply second dose of fertilizer to encourage flower bud set. Continue to water. Reapply mulch as necessary to conserve water and keep roots cool.
Care during the summer is often reflected in quality and quantity of blooms. Consistent watering is important to develop good root systems. Cuttings may be taken for rooting.
Remember to water during dry periods. Disbudding may begin this month. Late in the month you may want to begin gibbing. Gibberellic acid is available at American Camellia Society.
Gibbing is in full swing this month. Treat a few buds per plant each week to insure a steady supply of blooms later. You may want to fertilize but don't apply any nitrogen (N). Continue to disbud. Collect seeds as they ripen and plant immediately.
You should see the results of early gibbing late this month. Spray dormant oil before blooming season if scale is a problem. Camellia sasanquas are beginning to bloom at this time.
Fun, fun, fun! Flower shows begin. Be sure to bring your best blooms to fairs and shows in your area.
Use your lovely camellia blooms for holiday decorating. Flowers can be placed on wreaths, with garland, or can be waxed to last a month or more.