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Smooth Hydrangeas

Not all Hydrangeas are created equal.  In beauty, yes; but in ease of care, not so much.  Smooth Hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens) are a no-brainer.  Smooth Hydrangea is native to the eastern United States.  The shrub flowers on new wood. Translation: it doesn’t matter how windy and cold the winter; flower buds form in spring after Old Man Winter’s…

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Outstanding Perennials and Hydrangeas

I will once again be returning to Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, NY (near Albany) to teach an in-depth gardening program. Faddegon’s has a special place in my heart – I used to work there and the folks are like family to me. In addition to an amazing nursery, Faddegon’s also has extensive offerings of indoor…

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Powerhouse Perennials and Outstanding Hydrangea Webinars

Given the time challenges that many of us face, coupled with unpredictable weather as a result of climate change, low-maintenance, unflappable plants, are in high demand. And these stalwarts must also be attractive to both homeowners as well as pollinators. My 2019 gardening Webinars feature some of these amazing plants. On Saturday, January 26th I’ll…

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NEW 2019 Flower Gardening Webinars

This will be my third year producing flower gardening Webinars, which are online lectures designed for individuals only, to encourage affordable and convenient personal gardening education, available for repeated viewing anytime on personal computer screens. This flexible personal education delivery system is designed to complement (not replace) my popular live, on-site, lectures for group audiences.…

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Adrian Bloom and Inspiration for Your Landscape Symposium

Please plan to join me and many others as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bressingham Gardens located at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. This festive symposium, Inspiration for Your Landscape, will take place on Tuesday, July 25 from noon – 5:00 p.m., followed by a special evening reception. The afternoon includes lectures, garden…

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Flowering Shrubs Online Lecture is Almost Here!

Flowering shrubs rock! They contribute astonishing beauty to a landscape and ask for so little in return – they typically require minimum routine maintenance as well as less water and fertilizer. And we are not the only admirers of these woody wonders. Many pollinators are also huge fans. (photo of Tony and Marie Newton’s Garden…

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2017 Fall Great Plants Symposium

Last fall I test drove a half day garden symposium to see if there would be interest in such an event. There was a great response. So this fall I am kicking off the First Annual Great Plants Symposium, a full day event that is patterned after the spring symposium. (Pictured right: speaker Joanne Palmisano),…

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New Radical Perennials Class Webinar

I am thrilled to announce my first Perennially Yours Webinar (seminars conducted over the Internet) scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). This brand new presentation Radical Perennials: Nonstop Color! No-Fuss! Environmentally Responsible! showcases superhero perennials that provide superb color through flowers and/or leaves month after month. And, these head-turners are…

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Getting mophead Hydrangeas to bloom

I finally cracked the secret for having lush blue or pink mophead hydrangeas in Zones 5 and 6 – and I’m not talking silk flowers. I had to downsize my expectations – not about size or number of flowers but the mature height of the hydrangea. So instead of varieties like ‘Endless Summer’ and ‘Nikko…

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