by Connie Oswald Stofko
How would you like a wall of hydrangeas?
This display intrigued me at the annual conference of GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators held right here in Buffalo from Friday to yesterday.
At the trade show, this wall of blooms was used by Bailey Nurseries, a grower, to show off its brand of reblooming hydrangeas called Endless Summer hydrangeas.
You could create a blooming wall like this for a special occasion.
The hydrangea plants are in pots. Each pot is set on its side on shelves– it’s just sturdy metal shelving, the kind you get at a hardware store. Bailey Nurseries attached a banner to the side of the shelves to hide the pots. That’s all there is to it.
It’s not something that would be practical for a whole season because you would have to pull out each pot to water it, but wouldn’t it be great for a special backyard party?
I talked to some interesting people at the conference and I’ll be bringing you more detailed articles in the weeks to come.
I was glad to see our local gardeners come to the Meet the Authors event on Friday. This was the first time GWA held a book signing at their annual conference, and it went so well they may do it again next year when the group meets in Chicago. Thanks for your support!