Contorted Camelia

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lol....Well, there were/are loaded with bud(s). I personally don't partake of the plant, have asthma and can't take smoke. The "mellow" part of my handle comes from my characterization of the a fish, the "popeye mullet" that is abundant on the coast here. Their fry make good bait for redfish and speckled trout, and grown ups are good fried up crispy and served with cheese grits. If you have ever watched a school just swim along and see them jumping around, I don't know, they seem just kinda mellow.
 
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Do you think it is too late to try?
I haven't done Camellia, if the tree is in very active growth, lots of tender green shoots, I would wait until new tender growth has hardened off. If summer looks beastly hot, dry and stressful, wait until cooler weather late August. Other than to avoid high stress time periods, I don't think it matters a lot in your zone, warmer than USDA zone 7a, you can probably ground layer anytime. But avoid the time of year where there is very high water demand. New tender growth, or the beastly hot and dry spells. In the north, cold winter rest areas, I avoid starting an air layer or ground layer when tree is fully dormant. The tree has to form callus, and only after callus has formed, will roots begin to form, so it can be a weeks or months long process, so it would be hard to identify the ideal time to start.
 
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I had a little time to work on trees today and while I was out in the yard I noticed that this one is blooming. I love the shape of these flowers, a little on the large size for bonsai so I am gonna have to shoot for a taller tree. Anyway, here are the flowers:

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I had a little time to work on trees today and while I was out in the yard I noticed that this one is blooming. I love the shape of these flowers, a little on the large size for bonsai so I am gonna have to shoot for a taller tree. Anyway, here are the flowers:

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So nice to see something pretty and flowering, when it's cold and everything outside here looks dead and sad.
 
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So nice to see something pretty and flowering, when it's cold and everything outside here looks dead and sad.
Thanks!

The camellias are blooming everywhere here, I have a few azaleas throwing out random blooms. My hydrangeas are blooming now too, way out of season. If we don't get some cooler weather, I'm gonna have to start repotting, lol. 70's today, a shorts and flip flop kinda day.
 
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The camellias are blooming everywhere here, I have a few azaleas throwing out random blooms. My hydrangeas are blooming now too, way out of season. If we don't get some cooler weather, I'm gonna have to start repotting, lol. 70's today, a shorts and flip flop kinda day.
:(:confused::eek:Jealous!
 

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