Working day excursion to Georgia will provide camellia heaven

Usually in January the Tallahassee Camellia Culture would be keeping its annual Camellia Present. Sadly, this is not a usual 12 months and the Tallahassee Camellia Culture can’t safely and securely maintain the exhibit. But, if you would like to see a good deal of bouquets all at when, I have just the working day vacation advice for you.

The headquarters of the American Camellia Modern society, named Massee Lane Gardens, is in Fort Valley, Ga which is an quick three-hour generate north of Tallahassee. In February of 2019, I built the generate up one particular morning and was ready to shell out several hours touring the acres of blooming camellias prior to driving household the same day.

Irrespective of the spotty rain, it was a truly awesome working day vacation and I noticed and photographed some attractive flowers. If you are a interest photographer or if you just enjoy flowers, I advise it.

A Grace Albritton camellia from Massee Lane gardens.

Massee Lane holds one particular of the greatest collections of camellias in the United States with over 1,000 versions covering just about 10 acres. They are planted in beds surrounded by brick paths and are handicapped obtainable. Their selection involves older kinds, new kinds, wild species, a camellia seedling forest, greenhouses with specialty plants, a Japanese backyard, and a children’s backyard.

A person of my most loved sections of the back garden is the Sunshine Garden. It holds around 50 kinds of camellias in full sunshine. It was designed as an experiment to figure out which camellias would thrive in total sunshine as a substitute of the regular underneath cover of pine or oak trees.