EVENTS CALENDAR

2022 Pensacola Camellia Club Calendar

January 2022

Tuesday Jan. 18th – General Meeting – Mack Thetford & Christi Hankins will take you on a trip down Massee Lane and share information on upcoming ACS National Convention and Gardens. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Sunday Jan. 30th Pensacola Camellia Club FREE workshop demonstration on Grafting Camellias and Plant Sales. PCC’s members and friends can graft a scion of your choice for you to take home for $10/each. Location: Garden Center, 1:00 to 4:00pm.

February 2022

Saturday Feb. 5thCANCELLED Shade house Work Day starting at 10am. We will be grafting on our raised beds at the shade house. Put into practice what you just learned at the workshop or team up with an experience grafter and assist them. Bring a knee pad and your grafting kit.

Saturday Feb. 12thPensacola Camellia Club at Palafox Market selling camellias and promoting upcoming events. If you can help between 8:30am -2:00pm please contact Louise at 850-780-0410. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather and we will greet the shoppers with camellias and smiles.

Tuesday Feb. 15th – General Meeting – Skip Vogelsang /Show Chairman presents ‘Lessons Learned from the Show and Photos of the Winning Blooms’. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Saturday Feb. 19thUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 10:00am to 12:00pm. We will be doing any necessary clean up before the garden tours. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Sunday Feb. 20th – Pensacola Camellia Club will welcome the public to our UWF Camellia Garden, provide air layering and pruning demonstrations, and have plants available for sale starting at Noon to 4:00 pm. For more information about the UWF Camellia Garden go to Activities, UWF Camellia Garden & Tours on our website.

Wednesday Feb. 23rd – “Salute to the Winter Rose, Camellias” at V.Paul’s. All gardeners & camellia lovers, join us from 4:30– 6:00pm for a conversation with demonstrations about the growth and care of camellias. Happy Hour prices on wine to salute the winter rose, the Camellia. Camellia plants will be raffled off to attendees.

March 2022

Friday Mar. 4th – Set up for Community Novice Show at the downtown Public Library on Spring Street starting at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Saturday Mar. 5thPensacola Camellia Club to host Community Novice Show and Plant Sale at the downtown Public Library on Spring St. Everyone is invited to bring their camellia blooms to compete for prizes in various categories starting at 9:00am.  For more information about the Community Novice Show, go to Activities, Community Camellia Show on our website.

Tuesday Mar. 15th – Award Banquet at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante, 29 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL. The 2022-2023 officers and board members will be sworn in, ‘Person of the Year’ to be announced, along with special camellias for auction. Cash bar will open at 5:30pm with Happy Hour prices all night on alcohol, wine, and beer, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. More information was included in the March newsletters.

April 2022

Friday Apr. 1st Camellia plants for sale outside at the Garden Center during their quarterly garage sale event, from 8:00am – 2:00pm.
Sorry, all camellia plants are SOLD OUT we will not be there. Come see us in the Fall with a new inventory of Camellias.

Saturday Apr. 2nd – Air layering at UWF Garden starting at 9:00am to Noon. Greg Taylor will bring the supplies needed for air layering, just show and help. Bring your water bottles and gloves.

Saturday Apr. 9th – Air layering at University of Florida Milton campus starting at 1pm. Greg Taylor will bring the supplies needed for air layering, just show and help. Bring your water bottles and gloves.

Tuesday Apr. 19th – General Meeting program, ‘The Why and How of Pruning, Fertilizing and Air Layering’.

Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Saturday Apr. 23rdUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 12:00pm. If you have wondered how to reduce large camellia plants, John Davy will lead a plant reduction demonstration. We will have members on hand to explain air layers and inside pruning of plants before we all get to work at the garden. Come watch and learn so you can improve your own yard with these methods.

Saturday Apr. 30thCANCELLED Air layering at UWF Garden starting at 9:00am to Noon. Greg Taylor will bring the supplies needed for air layering, just show and help. Bring your water bottles and gloves.

June 2022

Saturday Jun. 4thThe board planning meeting to set dates and activities for the 2022-23 Camellia season. Please send your ideas of what you would like the club to provide to pensacolacamellia@gmail.com.

August 2022

Tuesday Aug. 16thGeneral Meeting Program: ‘to be announced’. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Saturday Aug. 20thUWF Camellia Garden Cleanup starting at 9am. Please bring your gloves, trash container and water bottles.

September 2022

Tuesday Sept. 20thGeneral Meeting – we have Nomenclature books to give away. Program: Paul Bruno will cover ‘Preparing for Camellia Season’, along with a review of ‘gibbing’. You will need to ‘gib’ to have your camellias ready to produce blooms to enter at our annual December show. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

October 2022

Tuesday Oct. 18thGeneral Meeting – We have gib for members. Program: ‘Harvesting and Potting Air-Layers and Gib Demonstrations’. You will need to ‘gib’ 7 weeks prior to our show date to have your camellias ready to produce blooms so you can enter at our annual December show. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Friday Oct. 21stUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 11:00am. We will be harvesting the air layers, gibbing and general cleaning of the garden. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Saturday Oct. 22nd – ALL HANDS NEEDED! This is a very BIG and Important Work Day at the Shade House starting at 9:00am. We will be potting our harvested air layers, spraying camellias, transferring plants from the right side to the left side of the shade house, fertilizing, and general clean up. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

November 2022

Friday Nov. 4thCamellia plants for sale outside at the Garden Center during their quarterly garage sale event, from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Tuesday Nov. 15thGeneral Meeting – Program: ‘to be announced’. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program. Please bring in your toy donation for “Toys for Tots” that we will use in place of show prizes for our December Camellia Show winners.

Saturday Nov. 19thUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9am to 11am. We will be gibbing and doing general cleanup. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

December 2022

Saturday Dec. 3rdPensacola Camellia Club at Palafox Market selling camellias and promoting upcoming events. If you can help between 8:30am -2:00pm please contact Louise at 850-780-0410. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather and we will greet the shoppers with camellias and smiles!

Tuesday Dec. 6thGeneral Meeting – Presenter: Christi Hankins/ Show Chairperson ‘Where Your Help is Needed for Our Camellia Show.‘ We will finalize all jobs for setup and the show. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program. Please bring in your toy donation for “Toys for Tots” that we will use in place of show prizes for our December Camellia Show winners.

Friday Dec. 9thShow set up – at the Garden Center. Time and details will be in the November newsletter.

Saturday Dec. 10thPensacola Camellia Club 84th Annual Camellia Show at The Garden Center along with Plant Sales. Exhibitors start time is 7:00am – 10:00am, Judging begins at 10:30am – 1:00pm, Open to the Public 1:00pm – 4:00pm.