This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. C. C, Phila., writes:"I should be much obliged if you would let me know through the Gardner's Monthly the proper temperature for Camellia Japonica and Azalea Indica; also whether they should be kept rather moist or dry. I have not had any experience with them until this season, and as I have some fine plants, with a great many buds, I wish to treat them properly." [Camellias do not like a temperature over 60° or below 45°, and the Azalea is much like unto them. Any ordinary greenhouse atmosphere suits them. The air of living rooms is generally too dry. Ed. G. M].