The Queen of Winter Flowers: Camellias in the North State Garden, an Interview with Jerry Mendon of Mendon’s Nursery in Paradise

My camellias are blooming – the early ones lighting up corners of the garden like little Thanksgivings themselves. Pale pinks and bright whites, ruffled, pink edges on some, stunning yellow stamens on others, light fragrance on others still. Bees loll… Continue Reading


Queen of Winter Flowers: Camellias in the Garden with Jerry Mendon

Camellias – also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers because almost all varieties of the genus bloom from late fall through late spring – are for many gardeners synonymous with history, beauty and refinement. These flowering evergreen shrubs or… Continue Reading