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June 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Hydrangeas for Every Garden

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Wild hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a hardy and adaptable native shrub with tremendous horticultural and ecological value. Their abundant white to pink blooms, produced from June to July, are both eye-catching and attract a wide range of vitally important pollinators. Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research, delves into the top-performing species and cultivars in Mt. Cuba’s Trial Garden and discusses how to successfully incorporate and care for these versatile shrubs in your home landscape. A tour of the garden’s hydrangeas completes the class.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Wednesday, June 29 (Rain Date: Wednesday, July 6)

About the Instructor:
Sam Hoadley is the Manager of Horticultural Research at Mt. Cuba, where he evaluates native plants to determine their horticultural and ecological values. Sam received his degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont.

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