New day and new year for the 10th Annual Hydrangea Festival !  Douglasville, Georgia has gone Hydrangea Festival Crazy.  Here is some information from the Hydrangea Festival website on what is happening during this exciting weekend below!  

"Each year, a lead hydrangea is chosen for the Flower Show and the Festival. For 2017, the lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community. The Flower Show is a Standard Flower Show and the Show is judged by State Garden Club Judges. The Flower Show has won top state and national awards in its category and this year should be no exception. It is executed by Douglas County Garden Clubs (Ama Kanasta, Town and Country, and Sweetwater), as well as the support of the awesome Douglas County Master Gardeners. The show includes a multitude of horticulture entries from local residents. In previous years, there have been over 500 entries creating a vision for all visitors to enjoy. There are also...

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-a -Row for Hunger Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit where the Douglasville Master Gardeners work to plan vegetables for the homeless cooking shelters. At the Plant-a -Row for Hunger Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit the West Georgia Beekeepers Assoc...

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 home outdoor space and rustic tree house during the garden visit tour. 

I then had a chance to visit the Jeri and Benny Farmer backyard garden on the garden visit tour.  Their garden is a French inspired gravel garden due to the large trees which caused unhealthy grass to...

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