Greetings from pollen-covered Atlanta! The buds are popping on hydrangeas all through the city and suburbs and gardeners everywhere are cleaning up their beds and getting ready for spring planting.
Thursday, April 18th brings a very special treat to the American Hydrangea Society. Robert Mallet, noted plantsman, author and Director of the Shamrock Collection, the largest collection of hydrangeas in the world, will be our speaker.
The February meeting will be Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm. Our speaker will be hydrangea expert and grower, Elizabeth Dean. Elizabeth is co-owner of Wilkerson Mill Gardens, a family-run nursery just south of Atlanta and the author of many articles on the cultivation of hydrangea.
This spring there are some fabulous happenings for us in the Society. Elizabeth Dean, co-owner of Wilkerson Mills, will be speaking to us on Feb. 26th.
Kristin VanHoose from Hydrangeas Plus will be our speaker Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Whether you are growers, breeders, scientists, collectors or journalists, Hydrangea 2012 is the event not to be missed for all lovers of the hydrangea.
Hope all of you survived our very long and hot summer without losing too many plants. I know that my garden looks the worse for this hot weather.