The Camellia Club of Mobile


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Club meetings are held at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center 1070 Schillinger Rd., N.  Mobile, AL 36608  on the second Sunday of every month, starting September 2017, and ending in April 2018. Social Time begins at 2:00 PM, with the meetings beginning promptly at 2:30 PM.

v September 10, 2017   Getting Started in The New Season – There will be a panel of judges ready to answer any and all questions members have on taking care of camellias from fertilizing, pruning, bug and drought damage, die-back, etc. Members will be asked to share issues about the summer care of their plants. New members will be invited to tell what they want to gain from the club. There will be information on obtaining gib.


v October 8, 2017 Camellia Viruses and Latest Information on Retics Randolph Maphis will discuss camellia virus research and also provide information on camellia reticulata breeding.


v November 12, 2017    TO BE ANNOUNCED

v December 10, 2017 Christmas Party/ Auction - Jim Oates, our Master Auctioneer, will conduct this part of the program. There will be no formal meeting; this will be a time to enjoy our fellow club members. The club will provide the holiday meats, potatoes and gravy for our annual buffet. Members will provide the side dishes and desserts.

v January 14, 2018 Planning for the Annual Camellia Show/ Mini-Show - Members are encouraged to bring blooms and learn the procedures for entering their blooms. All facets of the operation of the show will be discussed.  Bring a wish list of the scions you would like other members to bring to the February meeting.  Members will discuss scions they desire and scions they are willing to contribute.

v January 20 & 21, 2018 ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW -THE SHOPPES AT BEL AIR (COLONIAL BEL AIR MALL) - There will be a Judges' Welcoming Reception on Friday night January 19 at 6:00 pm at location TBA. 

v February 11, 2018    Camellia Propagation: There will be something for everyone: grafting demonstrations; air-layering; rooting; and growing camellias from seed. We will meet at Jim Smelley’s.   Details will be announced at January meeting.  There will be a scion exchange.

v February  2018 Garden Tour ????

v March 11, 2018  Floral Arrangements With Camellias: Cheryl Rawls will instruct us in making  beautiful decorative arrangements with camellias and other flowers.

v April 8,  2018 Photo Contest/Annual Election of Officers and  Taking Care of Your Camellias: Experts will advise on pruning, fertilizing, spraying etc. so your prize plants will come through the next month’s happily. Members are encouraged to discuss their own successes and seek help for their problem plants. Members are encouraged to bring their best photos for this four-part member-judged photo contest: 1) Best Camellia Bloom; 2) Best Camellia in the Landscape; 3) Best Camellia with People or Animals; 4) Best Camellia in a Floral arrangement. All Photos submitted must be new photos from this camellia season. Annual Election and results to follow.



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