Fall Camellia Show at Pioneer Park

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CHARLES MITCHELL

The Auburn-Opelika Men’s Camellia Club will host a fall Camellia Show and Sale at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. The sale will begin Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. and continue Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until early afternoon. Club members have treated their Camellias with gibberellic acid in order to get them to bloom earlier to avoid some of the diseases associated with spring blooming Camellias. This often makes the blooms larger with more dramatic colors. More than 100 varieties of locally grown Camellias will be on display Saturday morning. The Club has also arranged to have more than 170 plants in 3-gallon containers available for sale. These were hand-selected plants grown just for the Auburn-Opelika area and will be offered at a discounted price. Come Friday afternoon for the best plant selection. Everyone is invited to contribute their best fall Camellia blooms but they need to be labeled by variety name. The Lee County Historical Society will offer lunch at noon on Saturday from the Cook House at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka.

Pictured Right: Mac Nelson, Emmalee Jordan and Charles Mitchell admire some of the Camellia blooms from the 2020 Fall Show of the A-O Men’s Camellia Club. This year’s show will be on Nov. 13 at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka.

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