Join White Flower Farmâ€™s nursery manager, Barb Pierson, at Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge, on Saturday, August 20 from 10 – noon, for an in-depth look at hydrangeas, one of the most beloved genus of flowering shrubs. With so many new varieties of hydrangeas available, how can you choose? Learn the differences between them, tips on growing and fertilizing, explore the new exciting ranges in flower color and panicle type and finally, learn the all-important information on how to prune. See White Flower Farmâ€™s favorites, discover the latest information about hydrangea breeding programs and get a glimpse of whatâ€™s to come in the wonderful world of hydrangeas.Â Below is hydrangea ‘Invincibelle.’
Barb Pierson is the nursery manager for the prestigious White Flower Farm Nursery located in Litchfield, Ct. She holds a degree in horticulture from Cornell University and has worked at WFF since 1998. She is a popular speaker at horticultural conferences and has appeared as a guest on TV and radio. She is quoted widely in the print media and was the lead horticultural resource for a 2010 New York Times garden series.Â To register, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.Â BBG members $22, nonmembers $27.