Due to the effects of the coronavirus, members are not meeting in person.
Instead, monthly emails provide links to relevant websites and videos.
In the future, meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month from September through May, except December, at various locations around Portland and northern Oregon. Special events add richness to the society.
September: Though camellias can be propagated through cuttings any time during the year, September is an optimal month to give this a try. Also, ripening seeds can be planted at this time.
October: Fall—blooming camellia suggestions.
November: Fall is the perfect time to plant a camellia so it can settle in and spread roots before the heat of the following summer.
Video—Repotting a Camellia
January: It’s a surprise to many that our beloved drink, TEA, comes from the camellia—Camellia sinensis. Make yourself a cup of tea, settle in, watch or read, relax and enjoy.
Video—Shizuoka: Wonderland of Green Tea Available until 3/31/21.
Read—Sarah Rose. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's
Favorite Drink and Changed History, 2009. This lively adventure story
recounts the exploits of plant explorer and botanist Robert Fortune,
seeking to smuggle tea plants out of China in the mid-1800s to be
transplanted by the British in Darjeeling, northern India.
April 10: Oregon Camellia Society Show and Plant Sale, Newberg Camellia Festival, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg, Oregon.
Plant Sale: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Camellia Show and Festival: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
10K/5K Run and Walk: 9:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.