General Culture Notes
The Hardiness of Camellias
Article by Jim Powell from St. George & Sutherland Camellia Society Inc. (N.S.W.) re the devastating bushfires that ravaged his camellia collection in 2001 and how his plants coped.
Tea Stories and Facts
Ever wonder about who discovered tea and where it came from? What about a Q & A of tea facts. Tea types explained and its health benefits.
Article by Barry Johnson 'Trendy Camellias' examining some of the changing trends in camellia breeding, growing and trends over the years
Article by Barry Johnson 'Who Needs Flowers' which celebrates some of the camellia cultivars that also display sensational foliage colours, shapes and growth habits.
Camellia Companion Plants
Article by Barry Johnson 'Companions to the Order of Camellias' suggesting classes of companion plants that would be suitable with camellias, in various garden micro-climates.
Article by Barry Johnson 'Whose Poor Relation' decrying the virtues and versatility of sasanqua camellias.
Article by Barry Johnson 'Who Slept With Whom?' (The Secret Lives of Hybrid Camellias). A concise history of hybrid camellias with particular emphasis on Victorian breeders.
The Right Moves
Article by Barry Johnson concerning the removal and transplanting of established camellias.