Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


Parkman Room of the Education Building 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Hydrangea Pruning Success

The Best Practices for Home Gardeners

Culturally, of the several important issues for the home gardener to understand and practice, pruning is quite possibly the most critical and the least well understood. It also remains the most frequently questioned topic in my many lectures on hydrangeas.

We’ve shared the details of ‘Pruning Best Practices’ for many years, always trying to include the new understandings we continue to acquire over time. Over the past 2 years we’ve begun to more completely explore and explain ‘The Seasonal Step Approach’ to pruning - covering all species relative to practice and time of the year. Results have been excellent and we will urge you to adopt this approach as well.

This lecture will be digitally presented featuring detailed graphics relevant to all topics. Mal strives to create a ‘class-room’ atmosphere encouraging active audience participation during the presentation portion of this event. For the balance of our time together – and if weather permits - we will move outside to do some hands-on pruning of nearby, on site hydrangeas.

A handout - in pdf format, containing all material presented – will be emailed to each attendee after the Event.

Biographiy of Mal  

A lifelong gardener, Mal Condon has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus - always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to produce and grow them.

His Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts was a well-known specialty nursery featuring one of the largest hydrangea collections in the Northeast. In 2014, he relocated to Cape Cod, where he continues his passion establishing a significant new garden. Mal frequently shares his many hydrangea learnings with garden clubs, horticultural associations, and plant societies - in the USA and other hydrangea-centric locations world-wide.

He is currently the Curator of Hydrangeas at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA and totally involved with the continuing expansion of the Garden’s significant hydrangea collections.

$50/general admission