Camellia Society Hosts 69th Show
The Brookhaven Camellia Society will its their 69th annual show Saturday, February 19, at Homestead Whittington Farm (946 US 51 South), the former Brookhaven Nurseries. Blooms from local gardens and around the region and a plant sale will be at The Event Center on the property.
Participating in the show and public viewing are free thanks to the generosity of sponsors.
Entries may be submitted from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mizell's Camellia Hill Nurseries at Folsom will start the plant sale at 8 a.m. The viewing of approximately 1000 blooms will be open to the public after judging from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Show planners encourage wide participation, noting that blooms may be placed on a Novice Table. So many people who have camellias growing in their yards and gardens could be participating, yet haven't, they say. Potential entrants should not be concerned about their varieties. It is very simple with reds, pinks, whites, striped and other categories. As in the general competition, prizes will be awarded. Anyone may win, with more than 80 prizes. There are K-12 youth categories as well.
For more information, contact Bill Perkins, BCS President, at 601 757 4502.