New travel book; Power grab; News briefs

New travel book; Power grab; News briefs

Charleston Currents #13.15  |  Feb. 22, 2021

MAYBE IT’S ALL of the rain we’ve had this year, but the season’s crop of camellias has been simply stunning.  Get a gander before they fade. Photo by Andy Brack.
On a related note, Bob Williams, a 15-year volunteer with Magnolia Plantation and Gardens’ camellia collection, cultivated and registered a new camellia variety. He named it for Isaac Leach, the garden superintendent at the attraction.  It was an unexpected honor for Leach that has been given to only a few African Americans, including his grandfather, according to a news release.  


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