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32nd Annual Camellia Show & Plant Sale - Saturday, January 25, 2014

32nd Annual Camellia Show & Plant Sale
Saturday, January 25, 2014
 

 

LAKELAND, FL (January 3, 2014) -- Have you ever seen a camellia bloom?  If you have, then you know its beauty is the best kept secret in the flower world.  If you have not seen this spectacular porcelain-like flower, you have an opportunity to see for yourself literally hundreds of camellia blooms in an amazing array of different colors, sizes, and varieties at the Lakeland Camellia Society’s 32nd Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale.

 

The Lakeland Camellia Society will hold their annual one-day Camellia Show at North Lakeland Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall, 6725 N. Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  It is open to the public for leisurely viewing from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Mark your calendar now to come see the world’s best-kept flower secret. The Fellowship Hall has ample free parking. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. 

 

Those wishing to enter blooms need not be members of any club or society.  Just bring your blooms to North Lakeland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. The show is held under the rules of The American Camellia Society, which certifies the judges and establishes the categories so amateur and professional growers compete equally. Members of the Lakeland Camellia Society will be on hand to assist in placing blooms for judging, identifying blooms and answering any questions about Camellias, Lakeland Camellia Society, and The American Camellia Society.

 

The plant sale is scheduled from 12 pm to 5 pm unless sold out. There will be many different varieties of camellia plants on sale to help people get started or just add to their collections of camellias. 

 

LCS meets at 7:00 pm the second Tuesday of each month October through April in the City of Lakeland Tigertown Complex at Parks Field offices 2220 North Lake Avenue, Lakeland FL. 33805.

 


 

For more information, call John Shirah (863) 858-3789.

 

Mail inquiries should be sent to:

Lakeland Camellia Society

8220 Walt Williams Rd.

Lakeland, Florida 33809-0822.

 

 

Brian S. Dick

Show Chairman                               

863-834-2237

Email – brian.dick@lakelandgov.net

 

 


HORTICULTURE AT HOLLIS GARDEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

kevincook

Director of Communications | City of Lakeland

228 S. Massachusetts Ave.  Lakeland, FL 33801

863/834-6264 (PH) | www.lakelandgov.net

Twitter @lakelandgov

 

 

HORTICULTURE AT HOLLIS GARDEN

 

LAKELAND, FL (May 8, 2013) - On Saturday, May 11th Hollis Garden will feature a series of horticulture lectures and presentations from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The day will include informative, hands-on tutorials on gardening, landscaping, orchid care and proper bonsai techniques. Hollis Garden is located at 702 Eat Orange Street,  Lakeland, FL 33801

 

Horticulturist, John King will conduct two presentations:

·         Vegetable Gardening in Florida at  11:00 a.m.

·         Designing the Edible Landscape at 4:00 p.m.

 

The Ridge Orchid Society will conduct presentations on: Repotting Orchids, Orchid Pests and Diseases & General Maintenance.  Zeke Wendtz with the Orchid Society will give the presentations at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. They will also have Membership information for The Ridge Orchid Society available.

 

The Bonsai Club will be doing demos all day and Terry Adkins will give a presentation at 1:00 p.m. Membership information for The Bonsai Club will be available for those that are interested. Carolyn Wilson with the Greater Lakeland Garden Club will be giving a presentation at 3:00 p.m.

 

Edward Murawski with The Native Plant Society will do a presentation on Native Plants and Their Use in the Landscape and there will be general information available for those interested in native plants.

 

Presentation Schedule

   

    11:00-11:45:  John King; Vegetable Gardening in Florida

   

    12:00-12:35:  Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

   

    1:00-1:40:      Terry Adkins; The Bonsai Club

   

    2:00-2:35:      Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

   

    3:00-3:45:      Carolyn Wilson; Greater Lakeland Garden Club

  

    4:00-4:45:      John King; Designing the Edible Landscape

  

    5:00-5:45:      Edward Murawski; The Native Plant Society  

   

    6:00-6:45:      Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

  

*ALL presentations will be held in front of the Koi Pond at Hollis Garden*

 

Hollis Garden is a formal 1.2 acre botanical garden donated to the City of Lakeland by the Hollis Family. The garden is located on historic Lake Mirror accessible from the Frances Langford Promenade and Orange Street. The garden contains several water features and displays thousands of flowering plants, ornamental shrubs, historic trees, herbs and vegetables. The beautiful layout of Hollis Gardens is set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains.  For more information on Hollis Gardens, please visit www.lakelandgov.net and click on the Parks and Recreation navigation.

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