(SPRING MEETINGS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)
Topic: Season Kickoff
Where - NHC Arboretum
Date - September 15
TIME - Welcome 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 P.M.
(Check back this summer for details.)
Club members, watch your email for TCC news over the summer.
July Camellia Care
Now and through the summer, water if two weeks pass without a half inch of rain.
If you want to root new growth cuttings, May through August is the best time to do it.
Fertilization is not required if you follow an annual April fertilization schedule. If you want additional fertilization, use an organic or a low nitrogen fertilizer (4-8-12) and water it in. It's now too late to prune most cultivars without cutting off bloom buds for the coming season. Pruning to reduce excess density or to limit size will not harm the plant. It is optional to check your airlayers. If the airlayer feels mostly firm, nothing need be done. If the covering is damaged and upon opening the moss is dry, spray with water and re-wrap.
If you plant new or indoor over-wintered camellias, monitor watering needs through the hot dry summer periods. You may need to water twice a week for a month or more as the plants adapt to the conditions outdoors in your yard.