Create a wall of hydrangeas for a wedding or other special occasion

wall of hydrangeas
Here is the wall of hydrangeas displayed by Bailey Nurseries to show off their Endless Summer hydrangeas. You could recreate this in your yard. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko
pot of hydrangea set on its side
The pots in the display are set on their sides. You can see barely see one on the top shelf if you look hard and the rest are hidden by the banner. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

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?

metal shelving used for wall of hydrangeas
Set the pots of hydrangeas on sturdy metal shelving. The banner on the side hides the pots and shelves. In front, the blooms and leaves hide the shelves. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

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!

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