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Sippican Woman’s Club
October 14, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
When they are in bloom, there is nothing that lifts the spirits more than a hydrangea shrub or a vase of showy clusters of blue, white or pink hydrangeas. Joan Harrison a Cape Cod resident will be at the Sippican Woman’s Club offering expert advice on the selection, planting and care of hydrangeas. Joan will be at our first program meeting on Friday, October 14. Our meeting begins at 12:30 pm with an array of finger foods, tea/coffee. Our business meeting starts at 1:00 pm and the Hydrangea presentation should start by 1:30 to 1:45 pm.
Joan Harrison, who has authored several books on hydrangeas, Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands, published in 2012; Heavenly Hydrangeas, A Practical Guide for the Home Gardener, published in 2013, and, more recently, Favorite Hydrangeas, The Cape Cod Hydrangeas Society, published in 2019 edited by Joan. Both Cape Cod Life and Nantucket Today have published articles by Joan. She was the first President of The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society which was founded in 2007, and subsequently, the society formed a partnership with Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich where a display hydrangea garden has been established and is highlighted during the Cape-wide 10-day Hydrangea Festival held annually in early July. Joan has studied hydrangea for over 30 years, traveled to England, Wales, Belgium, France and Ireland to see firsthand hydrangeas abroad.
In addition to answering our questions, Joan will suggest the best variety to select for local planting, when to plant in our area, how to plant, soil preparation, how to care for and maintain, how and when to prune, etc. See website: https://www.sippicanwomansclub.org