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, the Beautiful !" is an Americana phrase that indicates our love for America and the "Blue Wave" certainly inspires our affection!
The first place I had a chance to visited was the Standard Flower Show. The theme title of the show is America the Beautiful and it featured 500 horticultural entries in flowers, trees, shrubs and related categories, table design and artistic craft competition. Click here to see all of the events activities pictures!
Check out next week when I do the Hydragena Festival Garden tours!