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Camellias find Cape Region climate very compatible By Jay Windsor Sussex Extension Agent Camellias belong to the genus Theaceae, which also includes the common tea plant, as well as Franklinia and Stewartia. The two species grown in our area include japonica and sasanqua. The Eastern Shore is the northern limit for camellias. Areas near the Chesa- WINDSOR peake Bay, the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic coastline may be more temperate and, therefore, more suitable for camellias. Although japonicas and sasan- quas are also grown in the region, the beautiful flowers they produce from fall to spring are sensitive to temperatures in the teens. The flower buds are usually killed when temperatures fall to the sin- gle digits. The best location for planting camellias seems to be the north or northeast exposure. Partial shade is preferred, especially shielding the plants from the hot summer- afternoon sun. Even though they seem to prefer a northern expo- sure, they must be afforded some sort of wind protection in the win- ter. ally hundreds of named cultivars of camellias. Some will probably be more winter-hardy than others, but you will just have to take your chances on varieties available. Large camellias were killed to the ground back in the mid-&apos;70s, when temperatures were near zero for an extended period. This has not occurred since, and the only damage to camellias has been to the blooms, caused by temperature fluctuations from warm to freezing days. Camellia japonica has flower types ranging from single to fully double. They are considered to be spring bloomers. Depending on weather patterns, they can flower from December to April. Since the flower buds actually form in late summer, early fall, the best time to prune camellia japonica is in the spring after blooming. Actual- ly, they require very little pruning, except for occasional shaping and perhaps thinning. Camellia sasanqua has primari- ly single-petal type flowers. The plant itself is a more open type of growth with distinctly smaller leaves that camellia japonica. Camellia sasanquas are fall bloomers, starting in late Septem- ber through December. They appear to be more winter- hardy, but actually they are not and disease free. Die-back of tips by a canker may usually be con- trolled by pruning out the diseased branch. The major insect problem is var- ious scales that can usually be controlled by pruning and yearly sprays of horticultural oils. Camellias may not be suitable for all landscapes, but they can be a bright spot in a dreary winter. Watching large, brightly-colored flowers bloom against a rich green foliage in January and February can be a real treat. Beer • Wine • Spirits Popov Vodka 1.75 LITER s10.49 Canadian Mist 1.75 LITER s11.99 ---THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS--- COORS LIGHT 30 PACK s13.99 CASE 12 OZ. 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Courtesy of Article Resource Association,<>. _MONDAY Steak Day 10% OFF all of our steaks Deli Day 20% OFF all of our deli meats  cheeses (1/2 lb. increments only, please) FRIED OYSTER SANDWHICH ALL LOBSTERS $ 7.75 Lb. & CuP OF CRAB SOUP $ 6,95 JAZZ FESTIVAL WEEKEND SPECIALS subject to the severe winter tem- Camellias have beautiful, peraturesduringtheirbloomperi-od M glossy evergreen foliage, which od as is camellia japonica. Prun-  C.-/. provide year-round landscape in- ing is again not required often, but terest. They make excellent accent sasanquas form flower buds in the plants, especially when they are spring, so they should be pruned combined with cleciduous shrub after flowering in the fall. groupings. Camellias can be propagated by & Delicatessen " Flower forms range from single seed, but this will require five to types to various degrees of dou- seven years before they will bling, flower. The more common  4131 a.y One, Re.hoboth Beach Flower colors include red, method is cuttings taken in July, ,., Highw white, various stages of pink and August and September.  HOURS: M0nday-ThuTay 11-6 p.m. • F,ay 10-6:30 p.m. • Saturda.y 10-7 7" Sunday 12-6 p.m. variegated forms. There are liter- Camellias are relatively insect tc? Carol-Out - 227-3T/6 • Seafood 227 3551 ˘' Halloween ed American or parrnesan cheese,hick°ry'flav°red salt, finely grat-  As thehoboth Seafood. I would like to assure ,yOj?TIft.OnV: I dry soup mix, bacon bits, or one ( e and healthy, but of exceptional quality. We are the only tablespoon of melted peanut but-  seafood hand-pick our entire stock of seafood. What we I Continued 61 ter with one tablespoon of melted  c we purchase from !he USDC and HACPP approved, cer- the threat of tampering in recent butter (for every two quarts of ff tif'ors. Since we pick-up our seafood in our own trucks, years, fruit is still a healthy alter- popcorn). Mini-pumpkin muffins  ivered to where we would be faced with the dilemma of accepting a offernative fruitt° theY°Uneighborhoodmay wish to wayare atoUniqUeuse extrataStepumpkins.treat and a great der !o have fish for that day. We also have the most children you know well, remind- Sugarless bubble gum is a non- extensive selection of seafood in the area! Our staff is in full accordance with all t ing them to wash it thoroughly food treat that keeps kids happy U.S. 8 State educational standards and will continue to pursue educational and cut it up before they eat it. Or, and satisfies parents who won T opportunities when available. you may opt for single serving about cavities. Other nonfood Our prices are competitive with the other seafood businesses in the area, J containers of applesauce, treats that appeal to children in- including Super Fresh. Cheese and cracker snack-packs elude stickers, balloons, marbles,