The Camellia Room

One of  my favorite things about the Eudora Welty Garden is the way the garden is divided into rooms and I would have to say that the Camellia Room is my most favorite!

Today let’s take a quick detour through the Camellia Room accompanied by Barbara Tuffli, former president of the American Camellia Society and founder of the Camellia Trail.

If you missed my post introducing her click here.

Camellias set their buds during the hottest part of the year and reveal their bloom during the coldest part of the year – giving real meaning to the phrase “hope springs eternal!”  What’s not to love about that!

This year there is a newly transplanted Camellia in the Welty Garden that received some special attention during Barbara’s visit.  When asked about transplanting one of the tips she gave was to remove all the buds right after transplanting to ensure that all of the plant’s energy goes to growing instead of blooming.

Oh my, what a hard thing to do, remove all those buds…

but there were plenty of willing volunteers…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

there was a nice group of interested Camellia gardeners ready to listen to all of the advice Barbara had to offer…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

the blooms are abundant…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

and beautiful..

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

loved listening to Barbara talk while rocking in Miss Welty’s chair…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

the resident “guard” kitty was present…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

but we all know who the real garden mascot is, right?

Miss Camellia Cannon…

Camellia Room at the Eudora Welty Garden

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Comments

  1. Looks like such a wonderful day, Marsha! Great pic of your little sweetheart.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      A day in the Camellia Room is definitely a great day! Hope you are staying warm and have power and plenty of coffee and wine up there!

  2. Kandy Sims says:

    Looks like so much fun…and I love the info on removing the buds when transplanting.n thanks!