The Camellia Club of Mobile


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Club meetings are held at the Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36689, on the second Sunday of every month, starting September 2010, and ending in April 2017. Social Time begins at 2:00 PM, with the meetings beginning promptly at 2:30 PM.

v September 11, 2016   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 9, 2016   Camellias at Chiswick House, London --- A Power Point presentation by Vera Curry on the camellias planted in the Chiswick House 330 ft. Conservatory, built in 1813.


v November 13,, 2016  Preparing to Show Camellias-- Judy Kerr and Joan Blanchard will lead a presentation on the preparations necessary to get winning blooms to the show table..

v December 11, 2016 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 8, 2017 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 21-22, 2017 ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW - COLONIAL BEL AIR MALL - There will be a Judges' Welcoming Reception on Friday night January 20 at 6:00 pm at location TBA. 

v February 12, 2016    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  2016 Garden Tour To Be Announced

v March 12, 2016  A Special Presentation is Being Arranged

v April 9,  2016 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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