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April 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens
3530 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216
(205) 682-8019
Visitors are welcome to attend and the program is free.
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Alabama Hydrangea Society Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Speaker: Aldridge Gardens Executive Director, Rip Weaver

The program for the Alabama Hydrangea Society meeting will be presented by Aldridge Gardens Executive Director, Rip Weaver. Rip will share his observations on hydrangeas gathered from his years as a landscape architect and as the primary steward of Aldridge Gardens’ hydrangea collection. He’ll tackle questions such as “what makes a Snowflake a Snowflake” and “what’s the difference between Snowflake vs a Gatsby Star and a Pee Wee vs. a Munchkin, etc.” We’ll learn how to differentiate between the different cultivars of oakleaf hydrangeas. Rip will also tell of possible future plans to develop the hillside area above the original Michael Dirr hydrangeas. This woodland area may become a collector’s garden showcasing the various oakleaf cultivars. Rip has also had to deal with the devastating armillaria root rot fungus that is killing some of the old Snowflake hydrangeas at the Gardens. Rip has some ideas of why this fungus is found at the gardens and will share some thoughts on how we might mitigate its spread in our own yards.

Interested in learning more about Hydrangeas and other related gardening topics? We invite you to visit and join the Alabama Hydrangea Society. Meetings take place five times a year at Aldridge Gardens (3530 Lorna Road, Hoover) at 1:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of these months: January, April, June, August, and October. Alabama Hydrangea Society membership is $15 per year for an individual or $25 per couple. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Please join us.

Aldridge Gardens is the perfect setting to inspire one’s learning more about the various types of Hydrangeas.