Camellia Propagation Workshop at Woodlands Garden April 16

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What:           Camellia Propagation Workshop
Where:         Woodlands Garden
When:          Sat, April 16 10-12 p.m.
Cost:            $20

Join local Camellia expert, Jim Pruckler, as he conducts a hands-on workshop about our favorite winter blooming shrub–Camellia. During the 2-hour workshop, attendees will create an ‘air layer’ on a camellia of their choice at Woodlands Garden. During process of ‘air layering’ the camellia will grow roots through the summer, and attendees will return in the fall to get their very own, new Camellia plant. Jim will also demonstrate the traditional process of grafting a selected variety onto existing rootstock.  Come learn firsthand how to propagate at home and you’ll be prepared to take this new skill home to your own yard. Please bring your gloves, water bottle, and a sharp pocket knife or box cutter.  Jim will provide all the other supplies.

Registration fee of $20, RSVP to ruby@woodlandsgarden.org.

Jim Pruckler:  Jim worked for many years as a microbiologist at CDC and is currently the Vice President of the North GA Camellia Society.  He has become the resident Camellia guru at Woodlands and takes yearly trips to assist his friend, Tom Johnson, at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC. Magnolia Plantation was recently featured in Southern Living for their amazing Camellia collection.  Woodlands Garden is thrilled to be a beneficiary of his time and knowledge.

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