5008 Camellias – 101
Fred AndersonRoom 302
Camellias are known as the queen of the winter garden blooming from September through to May. Although hybridizers have come a long way with cold hardiness, this presentation is for participants in zone 6 & above. Come and learn all about growing this evergreen shrub in your garden and enjoy their wonderful blooms when everything else has gone sleep for the winter.
After retiring in 2014, Fred accidently took up gardening and is now totally out of control. The 7.5 acre wooded property called Anderson Estate sits on top of a hill overlooking the Smoky Mountains so has become an expert in gardening on slopes. About four acres of the property are under garden and the hardiness zone is 7a. Fred is the president of the East TN Hosta Society and has a collection of over 500 different Hostas. He became a master gardener in 2016 and sits on the boards of the three horticultural organizations. Apart from Hostas he is an avid plant collector of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias, Holly’s, Conifers, Tropicals and native plants. Fred welcomes garden clubs and the public with visitations during the year.
Sat 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm