Exploring the Diversity of Camellias
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener
- Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Join camellia enthusiast, propagator, and grower Brie Arthur for a morning discussion on the southern favorite, camellia. In this three-hour virtual session, Brie will share insights on how to cultivate camellias in zones 7–9 for high impact interest through the fall, winter, and spring. Divided into three sections, with breaks, the first hour will be devoted to fall-blooming species, like Camellia sasanqua. The second hour will cover winter-blooming varieties of Camellia japonica. The final hour will be devoted to site selection, soil improvement, fertility needs, pruning, and home propagation methods. From ancient varieties to modern hybrids, this program will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to be successful at growing camellias.
About Brie Arthur
Bestselling author and horticulturist, Brie Arthur has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out-of-the-box gardening advice. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator, Brie specialized in producing rare Asian native broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs, including camellias. She is currently serving as president of the International Plant Propagators' Society Southern Region, and consults with nurseries throughout the mid-Atlantic region. During her tenure at Camellia Forest Nursery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she became an avid camellia collector, specializing in heritage varieties that were introduced pre-1900. As a home gardener she continues to cultivate a diverse selection of camellias and encourages others to learn more about propagation.
- $35.00 for members, $45.00 for nonmembers.
- Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 50 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
- Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
- Online via Zoom in the comfort of your home.
- Contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this course.