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Installing Drip Irrigation – Hydrangeas Love It and You Can Do It!
Thursday, June 13
5:30-7:30 pm

Join expert gardener and Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas Mal Condon to learn why his “LEGOs for Gardeners” system is essential for keeping our hydrangeas happy during our often too dry summers – and how you can install drip irrigation in your home garden. Successful irrigation for hydrangeas (and all the woody ornamentals in your garden) is all about surface irrigation via low flow drip emitters to gradually apply water to the base of the plant on a defined schedule. The installation techniques demonstrated during this program are well within the capabilities of most gardeners, and DIYers will love it! During this small group workshop, you’ll see exactly how it’s done, be introduced to the needed tools and supplies, and learn where to obtain them. Even if you’re not interested in doing the installation work yourself, you’ll become knowledgeable enough to better interact with your chosen irrigation contractor.

There will be plenty of on-going time for questions and discussion, and following the program you’ll receive a PDF file via email containing presentation content for your reference. Advance registration is required, and we expect this popular program to sell out.

Please note: this program will take place rain or shine. In good weather, it will take place partly outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be fully held indoors at the Heald Center inside the J.K. Lilly III Automobile Gallery. In either weather situation, we will meet and conclude our session indoors.

Program fees fund Heritage’s mission to inspire people of all ages to explore, discover, and learn together. Thank you for your support. Program Registration Fee: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members

Mal Condon, Curator of Hydrangeas:

A lifelong gardener, Mal is locally known as “The Hydrangea Guy” and has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for nearly 50 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island for many years. Early in 2014 they “retired” to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod and continue to refine their significant garden which is open during the annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Mal joined Heritage in 2016, and as the “hydrangea whisperer” on the property, he’s especially devoted to the continuing expansion and evolution of the Hydrangea Display Garden and the North American Hydrangea Test Garden.

Member: $30; Non- Member: $40

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