Open again this weekend – walk the gardens and see the 300 plus camellias, 20 plus magnolias, vireya rhododendron and a few azaleas – then buy one or some or a whole bunch of camellias from the 5000 – approx – available.
We have over 250 different varieties of camellias – sasanquas for the sun, japonicas, hybrids, species for those part shade spots.
We will also be at the Maleny Garden Club ‘Gardening on the Edge’ weekend at the Maleny Showgrounds. Lots of plants for sale including Leonie’s roses and our camellias and lots more. Six local gardens open for garden visits.
This is our first show of the season and we will have a great selection of camellias available. See us at Maleny or at the nursery in Palmwoods.
This is a great time to buy your camellias as the garden is full of camellias in flower. Planting now suits camellias as this is their dormant time – no growth – just flowers. Plant now and let the plants settle in before they start their new growth in Spring.
Camellias must have a well drained, acid soil. When planting, add course sand or fine gravel to heavy soils along with some well composted/matured cow, horse, goat, sheep, alpaca manures. The sandy stuff helps drainage, the manures enrich the soil. Always water in well and mulch to help suppress weeds and to insulate the soil and roots.
Camellias will add great colour to any garden in winter and they also make a great garden plant during the rest of the year with their dark green, glossy leaves.
Great weekend for gardening…cheers
Camellia japonica 'Clarence Hearn'
Camellia sasanqua 'Narumigata'