Fayetteville Camellia Club
 

Calendar of Events 2016/2017


Camellia japonica 'Autumn Moon'

September

Monday the 19th, 2016. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.

Speaker: Hal Broadfoot

Topic: Birds


Camellia japonica 'October Affair'

October

Monday the 17th, 2016. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.

Speaker: Brad Goodrum

Topic: Landscape & Comtainer Gardening


Camellia x 'November Pink'

November

Monday the 21st, 2016. Monthly meeting at Super King Buffet. 515 North McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program.
Speaker: Sandy Ritter
Topic: Holiday Wreath making/decorating demonstration

Camellia japonica 'Christmas Beauty Variegated'

December

Annual Christmas Party 2016. Monday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. Heritage Square, 225 Dick St. in the Sanford House. Bring a covered dish to pass. Parking is behind the buildings.

Camellia sasanqua 'Snow Flurry'

January

Monday the 16th, 2017. 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.

Camellia x 'Valentine Day'

February

Monday the 20th, 2017, 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.

March

Friday the 3rd - camellia show set-up, 9 a.m. - ?


Friday the 3rd - Judges Dinner, Hosts: Judy and Glenn Capps

6:30 p.m. 334 Devane St., Fayetteville 28305


Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th, 2017. Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale at the Ramada Plaza, Bordeaux Convention Center. Enter your blooms Saturday from 7 -10 a.m. Judging starts at 10 a.m. The Camellia Show is Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'

April

Saturday the 8th, 2017. Holy Trinity Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305

Speaker: Jack Dewar

Topic: Plant identification & Maintenance

May

Sunday the 21st, 2017. Annual picnic and plant auction, 1 - 5 p.m. at Mazarick Park 2 - building. 1368 Belvedere Avenue. Bring a covered dish to pass.
 

Camellia Care Calendar

by Luther W. Baxter, Jr.

January

Pick and enjoy blooms. Carry blooms to friends or to Camellia shows. Begin grafting new varieties. Pick up fallen blooms to prevent flower blight.


February

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.


March

Bloom season drawing to a close. Pruning begins this month. Begin fertilizer application to stimulate new growth.


April

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.


May

Camellias are growing rapidly at this point and need moisture. Water your plants if it does not rain for 10 days.


June

Apply second dose of fertilizer to encourage flower bud set. Continue to water. Reapply mulch as necessary to conserve water and keep roots cool.


July

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.


August

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.


September

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.


October

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.


November

Fun, fun, fun! Flower shows begin. Be sure to bring your best blooms to fairs and shows in your area.


December

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.