96th Annual Camellia Show March 7 & 8, 2020,

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Welcome to Camellia Society of Sacramento

Welcome to Camellia Society of Sacramento

Welcome to Camellia Society of SacramentoWelcome to Camellia Society of Sacramento

Events

February 15th & 16th

San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Show

Saturday 12:30 -4:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

CAB Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA

Event Details

February 15th & 16th

San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Show

Best of Show: TBA
Exhibitor: TBA

Saturday 12:30 -4:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

CAB Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA

February 22nd & 23rd

Camellia Society of Santa Clara County SHOW

Saturday 2:30-5:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Camellia Society of Santa Clara County Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

Event Details

February 22nd & 23rd

Camellia Society of Santa Clara County SHOW

Best of Show: TBA
Exhibitor: TBA

Saturday 2:30-5:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Camellia Society of Santa Clara County Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

February 29 & March 1st

Northern California Camellia Society

Saturday 1:30- 4:30 pm - 9:30 am- 2:30 pm

St. Andrews Celebration Center, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Event Details

February 29 & March 1st

Northern California Camellia Society

Best of Show: TBA
Exhibitor: TBA

Saturday 1:30- 4:30 pm - 9:30 am- 2:30 pm

St. Andrews Celebration Center, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

March 7th & 8th

OUR CAMELLIA SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO SHOW

Saturday 3pm-6pm - Sunday 10am -5pm

Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento CA 95831

Event Details

March 7th & 8th

OUR CAMELLIA SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO SHOW

We invite you to join us this year March 7 & 8 2020.  On Sunday March 8, the Elks Lodge has a wonderful breakfast for only $11 starting at 7...

Event Details

Saturday 3pm-6pm - Sunday 10am -5pm

Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento CA 95831

March 16th thru 17th

Camellia Society of Modesto Show

Saturday 2-5 pm - Sunday 10:30 am- 5 pm

Ernst & Julio Gallo Administrative Building, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA

Event Details

March 16th thru 17th

Camellia Society of Modesto Show

Best of Show: TBA
Exhibitor: TBA

Saturday 2-5 pm - Sunday 10:30 am- 5 pm

Ernst & Julio Gallo Administrative Building, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA

More Events

Tips

SHOW TIPS FROM THE BEST

Important tips from expert camellia grower and exhibitor, Don Lesmeister.   


Everything you wanted to know to win trophies at the camellia shows.) 


DO NOT JUDGE YOUR BLOOMS IN THE YARD, TAKE THEM TO A SHOW! 


​1. GET READY

  • Start your bloom entry plan the week before the show.
  • Pin back leaves with clothes pins, disbud and prune if necessary.
  • Move container plants to protected areas.
  • Read show schedule.
  • Clean boxes and get tools (brushes, tweezers, cotton etc.) ready.  


2. CUTTING/HANDLING BLOOMS

  • Remove leaves next to bloom from plant.
  • Get cup/Perlite/sand and preservative ready-use correct cup size.
  • Put bloom in preservative within 8 seconds of cutting.
  • Put bloom in container surrounded by cotton, batting, etc. (Do not use newspaper or Easter grass.
  • Do not clean blooms until you get to the show.
  • Clean leaves with milk or cream or mayonnaise (don’t leave TOO shiny). Put leaves in separate baggies by size of leaf.   


3. EXHIBITING TIPS

  • Walk the show…See what the competition is.  Decide to enter single or trays etc.
  • Gather up necessary trays,
  • Clean bloom
  • Put out entry card, place bloom & cup on table so only bloom names shows.
  • Slice leaf under damaged petal if flower is red. (does not apply to white or pink blooms)
  • Put damaged blooms in rear of class.
  • If your bloom is BEST, put next to next best bloom.
  • If your bloom is NEXT best, put far away from best bloom.
  • Tilt the bloom slightly so it “smiles” at the judges.
  • If bloom is not fully open, push gently with cotton Q-tip, blow on the petals to fully open.
  • Use cotton, tissue etc, to stage bloom.
  • Place bloom in middle of table if there are few entries.
  • Stage every bloom as if it were the ONLY one you have.
  • When finished, go over show again to review competition/single or tray entries and collections.   


4. OUT OF TOWN TRIPS  

  • Gas up the car/check oil/clean windows etc, a couple of days before the show.
  • Get directions to the show location.
  • Don’t drive in the slow, bumpy, truck lane of the highway.
  • Bring heavy coat or blanket in winter as you do not want to turn the heater on.  


Good Luck!