Heirloom and Hybrid Plants

The survival of the heirloom varieties of domesticated plants is so important because it contributes to the genetic diversity of breeding plants. Certain heirloom varieties are suddenly becoming extinct and their fewer selections of certain seeds available. If there is only one kind of breed, for example, a tomato then we all would miss the taste, flavor and smell of a heirloom tomato. It is important to organizations like Seed Saver Exchange which has cultivated to preserve and distribute heirloom varieties for all of our future generations to share. (Bidlack 2014) Heirlooms varieties are very important to organic crop farmer market producers and growers. Having Heirlooms seeds brings

Hydrangea Festival 2016 - Free Garden and Arts Exhibits

Loving my time at the Hydrangea Festival! Alot of people do not know that there are plenty of free garden exhibits that are available to see! The first free garden exhibit that I went to was the Druid City Daylilly Garden where owner Will Marchant specializes in hybridizing double, pattern and toothy Daylillies. He has over 1000 new daylilly seedlings each year and currently has 40 registered unique hybrids. He has been doing this over 10 years and uses raised beds of daylillies all over his wonderful front yard of his house! I really loved see the varieties of daylillies that he has in his garden and I truly appreciate this beautiful garden! The another free garden exhibit is the Plant

Hydrangea Festival 2016 - Garden Tours

Now it is time for the Garden Tours ! Alot of people do not know that the Hydrangea is a relatively inexpensive plant with many varieties and is native to the Georgia area. It is easily grown, matures quickly, and is an heirloom plant. I had the chance to see these beautiful plants and others in their nature habitat . Famous interior and garden designer Susanne Hudson whose work and gardens have been featured in "Better Homes and Garden", "Southern Living" and "Country Living" magazine. Her garden boasts of hundreds of boxwoods; 235+ Hydrangea with over 25 named varieties, and 2 ponds which were uncovered by her while digging and excavating. I had a chance to visit her 100 year old hom

Hydrangea Festival 2016 - Douglasville, GA

2016 has been the best year for Hydrangeas! Douglasville, Georgia is celebrating by having the 9th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival ! This year the festival reflects on the purpose of portraying the beauty, traditions, and diversity of America ! The origins of the festival's theme is the "Blue Wave" Hydrangea (see the picture above) ! This type of hydrangea is one of the finest of all hydrangea lacecaps and is a usually strong and hardy grower. This distinctive plant's numerous large ray flowers circle the tiny center flowers amongst the supporting dark green foliage. When grown in light shade, there are few flowering shrubs of any kind which can equal this beauty! "America, t