Summer is the time to attend garden and flower shows held by local towns or organizations to raise money. We can enjoy the gardening skills and botanical delights while gleaning information from the masters for growing our own flowering specimens.
The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival in Douglas County, Georgia was held the first weekend of June this year. Thanks to a reader who brought this to my attention, I will be starting a section on this blog to promote such events. It’s too late for this one, but I have created a new category in the header section where all posts in this event area can be found.
If your area of the country, or world, is having a flower show or event to celebrate the hydrangea flower, or if it will be included in some way, let me know and I’ll post about it to share with readers.
Hydrangeas bloom at different times of the year, so you could be visiting hydrangea festivals for months if you travel. The yearly event in Georgia is named after the founder of the American Hydrangea Society. It was established to draw attention to the town and area. A yearly festival is a great way to incorporate flower shows and plant sales to raise money for the town, while educating visitors about the hydrangea flower (or others).
The recent Penny McHenry festival featured the Blushing Bride as the main specimen theme.
This is a free way to advertise your event. Who would pass opportunity that up? I am limiting the list to an event that has to do with flowers, and especially the hydrangea flower. If you have photos, send one along. People like pictures, and I will link it to your site.
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