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Re: Re: Camellias and tea


I think we would all like too....
   
  Donna

Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
  me too Andrea!

On 4/5/08, Judy Browning wrote:
>
> Of course I'll read it. Will you post online?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrea Hodges" 
> To: 
> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 8:00 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Re: Camellias and tea
>
>
> Yes-tea comes from Camellia sinensis. They originate from China and the
> > first tea was made in the 6th century bc. I know this because I'm writing my
> > last paper on propagating camellia japonica and sasanqua. Been researching
> > their history.
> >
> > Jim-they grow quite well in the Pacific northwest as far as I can tell.
> > I'm amassing quite a collection of japonica and sasanqua as they are two of
> > my most favorite plants in the world. There's a tea farm right outside of
> > Charleston that I'd like to visit someday-just haven't gotten around to it
> > yet. I'm almost done with my paper if anyone wants to read it when it's
> > done. There many great books out there on all species of Camellia for those
> > who want their own tea.
> > A
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <
> > islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: "Garden Chat" 
> > Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 5:49 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Summertime...
> >
> >
> > and the livin' is easy. Maybe. But whatever. It seems to have suddenly
> > > arrived, easy or not. It's been in the low 80s for a week or so and the
> > > forecast is for it to remain so for the foreseeable future. Lots of stuff is
> > > blooming, but there always is here--orchids, begonias, petrea, jatropha, on
> > > and on.
> > >
> > > I just saw an interview with the guy that established the Honest T
> > > company. It raised a question for me--since tea is the dried leaf of a
> > > camellia species, I wonder if I'll be able to grow one in Oregon. I tried
> > > here a couple of times and couldn't, too warm. Might be fun to really do it.
> > >
> > >
> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> > > Hardiness Zone 10
> > > Heat Zone 10
> > > Sunset Zone 25
> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > >
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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