Camellia Care Calendar

This camellia care calendar set-up is from April to March to coincide with the annual cycle of growth, dormancy, and bloom in Southern California. All times are approximate and vary with the location, variety, and seasonal fluctuations. April: # Continue annual structural pruning of hardwood. Additionally, remove all undesirably positioned growth buds that appear. If removed early, the new buds ... Read More »

Gardens and Nursery

CAMELLIA GARDENS Located in Southern California are two exceptional public gardens containing camellia gardens that were recognized as Outstanding International Camellia Gardens by the International Camellia Society in 2001. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive La Canada/Flintridge, California 91011 Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, California 91108 Both gardens are in the Pasadena area and both host ... Read More »

Care and Culture of Camellias

It is important to know the species of camellia being considered in order to choose a suitable location or fertilizing program. Except for specialty nurseries, only those few species discussed here are commonly available in the U.S. CAMELLIA SPECIES Sasanquas–AKA “sun camellias.” Very versatile and attractive landscape plants; can tolerate part-shade to full sun, even in the warmer Inland areas. ... Read More »

Garden Shoppe

THE GARDEN SHOPPE Available through the Society is an exquisite group of stationery cards showing eight different camellias commissioned in the mid-1900′s by the late Paul Jones of Australia. No other artist has so successfully captured the beauty of camellias. These superb renditions are printed on quality paper and are suitable for framing. They will delight someone with your personal ... Read More »

Membership Application Form

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM for 2012-2013 SEASON Name______________________________________________Date________________ Spouse’s Name__________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ City_____________________________________________State__________________ Telephone No.(__________)_______________________ E-mail address__________________________________________________________ Annual dues are $25.00 per address. Make check payable to the Pomona Valley Camellia Society or PVCS and send to Armida Wilkin, Treasurer, 2482 Pineland Ave., La Verne, CA, 91750-3651. Read More »

How to Become a Camellia Judge

A camellia judge will appreciate and enjoy the exquisite beauty of really outstanding camellias. Judges for our camellia shows are drawn from the ranks of exhibitors who have indicated an interest in judging. Each January, just before the local shows begin, the Southern California Camellia Council conducts a workshop for judges and exhibitors. Anyone, from the least to the most ... Read More »

Contact Us

Marilee Gray 868 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-4107 d.mgray@verizon.net Jo Ann Brewer (909) 593-3442 Read More »

Monthly Meetings

PVCS MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE When: 2nd Thursday of the Month, November–April Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Community Center, 3680 ā€˜Dā€™ Street, La Verne, CA Programs at monthly meetings are designed to provide a thoroughly comprehensive study of camellias. Included in each meeting’s program will be in-depth discussions on some aspect of camellia culture, the varieties of camellias within a ... Read More »

Pomona Valley Camellia Society Events Information

CALENDAR of EVENTS for 2012-2013 SEASON Educational Seminars La Verne Parks & Community Services La Verne Community Center, 3680 ‘D’ Street Free of Charge Pre-register in person at City Hall or call (909) 596-8700 Three Seminars on Seasonal Camellia Culture Saturday, September 22, 2012 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) Fall topics–dormancy, fertilizing for blooms, successful transplanting, gibbing, disbudding, sasanquas, seeds & ... Read More »