This session is geared towards gardeners who wish to learn more about HMG’s successful practices associated with the very important garden chores of planting and replanting. While the focus of this workshop is hydrangeas, the planting techniques and soil creation and amendment procedures are largely universal to most of the woody ornamentals you would plant on the Cape. Mal will also demonstrate his Pot-N-Pot and Bag-N-Pot techniques for growing the ‘tender’ H.macrophylla cultivars. Mulching best practices, fertilizing, and hydrangea bloom color control will also be discussed. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these programs often sell out!
Hydrangea Success Series: Register for all five workshops in the series (Hydrangea Pruning April 7 or 8, Planting and Replanting May 12 or 17, Irrigation June 28 or 30, Propagation August 2 or 4, and Winterizing November 3 or 4) to receive a discounted rate: $60 Members, $100 Non-members – That’s 5 workshops for the price of 4!
Mal Condon, HMG’s Curator of Hydrangeas: A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island for many years. Early in 2014 they relocated to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod and are busy establishing a significant garden in their new location. Mal is responsible for all our hydrangeas at Heritage and much involved with the continuing expansion of our plantings.