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Alabama Hydrangea Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Alabama Hydrangea Society Meeting

Location: The House at Aldridge Gardens

Teresa Boody

When you think of hydrangeas, most people think of the large and showy blue, pink or white French hydrangeas that provide so much color in late spring and early summer here in central Alabama. Close behind in popular recognition are our native Oak Leaf Hydrangeas. Alabama’s pride is the native Snowflake Hydrangea that was discovered and brought into the trade by Birmingham’s own Eddie Aldridge. Surprisingly, these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hydrangea varieties. There are many uncommon and overlooked hydrangea and many of them can be found here in Alabama and throughout our neighboring southeastern states.

Come to the next meeting to learn about these overlooked hydrangeas. You will leave knowing a little more about varieties such as Little Geisha, Chattooga, Munchkin, Ruby Slippers (and no, we are not talking The Wizard of OZ!), Deutzia, the ever strange Schizophragma and many more. This meeting is open to members and visitors. All are welcome.

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.
Contact Information:
Jennifer Gregory