Get tips for choosing, planting, and caring for hydrangeas, a top choice among home gardeners. These long-blooming shrubs have become one of the hottest must-have plants for your yard. Their big, beautiful blossoms, ease of planting, and decorative dried flowerheads make them a favorite for home landscapes.
In this class, we will
- explore heirloom favorites and the hottest new cultivars,
- discuss the siting, care, and pruning requirements of each of the five shrub species and two vines commonly planted in the Chicago area, and
- head out to the gardens to experience each of the types up close and in person.
To supplement your in-person experience, this program includes a 30-minute recorded video lecture that will cover the hydrangea basics and cultivars that you won’t see on the grounds. The outdoor portion at the Arboretum will provide the chance to see multiple species up close, learn about care and selection, and ask questions.