Camellia

Joelyn James, MG

Add common camellias to your garden while they are in bloom. Early-blooming selections include Daikagura and Lady Clare. Midseason selections include Kramer’s Supreme, Nuccio’s Pearl, and  Swan Lake. Late-blooming selections include Purity and  Betty Sheffield Supreme. Container-grown plants transition easier into the garden. Camellias prefer well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Plant in an area sheltered from sun and  drying winds.

January is the quietest month in the garden.  ...  But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening.  The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants.  The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.
       -  Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine

This and That

This is a great time to view our feathered friends. Feed such as millet, thistle, and sunflower seeds will attract a wide range of birds. Hang feeders at least 5 feet off the ground. Water for drinking and bathing is appreciated. Nearby shrubs and trees provide places for refuge from the weather and for future nesting  sites.

Camellia
Gale Waites, MG

Winter

Sandra Harrelson, MG

​         ​​Vicksburg, Mississippi


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