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Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month, September through May, except December, at various locations around Portland and northern Oregon.

2023—2024

September 16, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Bloomin’ Summer:  Camellia Azalea Hybrids. Program by Garland Bayley. The Camellia azalea blooms year round in hot and humid southern China. Now, exciting news for camellia lovers—summer-blooming hybrids for more northern locales have been created by crossing Camellia azalea with more cold hardy camellias, primarily Camellia japonica.  Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland, OR 97202, between SE 18th and SE 19th Avenues in the Westmoreland area of Portland. Parking behind the church. Entrance to our meeting place, the church dining hall on the lower floor, is through double glass doors down the steps at the northwest corner of the church parking lot.

 

October 21, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Open board meeting at the home of Susan Watts and Greg Anderson in SW Portland.

November 18, 12 Noon. Pre-holiday lunch. Pho Van Restaurant, 1919 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland.

January 20: Meeting Canceled due to Icy Weather
 

February 17, 10:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Garland Bayley and Chris Dooley. Camellia Culture Seminar on Propagating, Planting, and Pruning. Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland. Meeting in downstairs dining room. Parking behind church. Entrance to our meeting place, the church dining hall on the lower floor, is through double glass doors down the steps at the northwest corner of the church parking lot. Turn left after entering building.

March 16, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Brady Sheets. Camellia Shade House. Presentation about the OCS camellia growing facility in Hillsboro.  Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland, OR 97202, between SE 18th and SE 19th Avenues in the Westmoreland area of Portland. Parking behind the church. Entrance to our meeting place, the church dining hall on the lower floor, is through double glass doors down the steps at the northwest corner of the church parking lot. Turn left after entering building.

 

March 23, 1:15—2:15 p.m. Garland Bayley. Higo Camellia Talk at Portland Japanese Garden. Higo camellias will be on display.  611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland.

April 13:  83rd Annual Oregon Camellia Society Show and Plant Sale, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg, Oregon. Camellia Show: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Enter blooms: 8:00—10:00 a.m. Judging: 11:00 a.m.—Noon.  Camellia Plant Sale: 8:30 a.m. The Oregon Camellia Society bloom show will be held this year even though the Newberg Camellia Festival will not take place this April due to the remodeling of the Chehalem Cultural Center.

April 20:  Visit Kathy Lintault's Garden. Collier Brown will demonstrate grafting a scion or scions from camellia azalea hybrid onto camellia japonica understock. Details to be announced.

May 18:  Cantonese Tea Event organized by Grace Bayley. Details to be announced.

July 27:  Summer Picnic and Auction at Home and Garden of OCS Member Jewel Walters. 12 Noon for lunch followed by auction. See email to OCS members from OCS President Garland Bayley for directions to Jewel's home and a list of camellias for auction. Bring your favorite dish for the potluck. Plastic ware, paper plates, and napkins will be provided. Besides camellias, bring other plants or items of gardening interest for auction.

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