Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mountain Camellias Are Going Off at Whites Creek

This one is a few hundred yards from our house. It seems to have some disease that is warping the leaves but the flowers are wonderful. This bloom is several centimeters wider than the 6-8cm called for in the yellow stamen variety and closer to the 12 cm called for in the purple stamen varient. See Stewartia ovata.

We found three in bloom and two smaller plants. We tagged them at the request of our botanist friends who want to try propagating them. We'll see. Here's the Tree Trail link.


  1. I see there will be public hearings in Knoxville July 10 about fracking. Please! Get people to learn about the risks of hydraulic fracturing and don't let this happen in your area (if you can!). I've been doing a daily press review on shale gas in North America for the past 2 years, and it's all bad news for those who like clean air to breathe, clear water to drink and bathe in, and good soils to grow food. Link: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/7/2/229439/2-Public-Hearings-Set-In-Knoxville-On.aspx