Every second Saturday of every month, we have a work day at the Judge Arthur Solomon Camellia Trail at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens in Savannah. If you volunteer your time and talents from 9:00 until 12:00, you can help us make this camellia garden even more special. We need you and hope that you will join us on this very important project.
In September, we did our regular housekeeping of picking up debris and pulling a few weeds. Also, we began an important project of treating many camellia buds in the garden with Gibberellic Acid. This chemical causes individual buds to begin the blooming process earlier than they normally would have bloomed. The buds that were treated in September will likely bloom in October or November. The more blooms that we can stimulate in the fall, the more interest we can create in the camellia trail.
On Saturday October 8, we will begin clearing underbrush along the north side of the garden, do some debris removal and weeding, and treat many more buds with gib to encourage lots of blooms. We would love for everyone to join us. Our work time is between 9:00 and 12:00. The weather should be wonderful for working in the camellia garden.
We combine education with our volunteer days. On Saturday October 8, we will talk about how to control Tea Scale easily and effectively on camellias. We will be demonstrating the proper procedure to spray camellias for Tea Scale. Please join us for this interesting demonstration.
Every work day, we will have a drawing for a Free Camellia donated by CamelliaShop. All you have to do to put your name in the hat is show up and volunteer.
The following images came from our work day in September.