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Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tours - July 15

July 15, 2021
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    • Dates: July 15, 2021
    • Location: Sandwich & Yarmouth Port
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door.

    Garden #1 Condons' Garden,  181 Thacher Shore Road, Yarmouth Port
    The Condons were commercial hydrangea propagators and growers for 40 years and, as one might suspect, this is a very hydrangea-centric site. They continue to expand their ‘collections’ which now contain 300  plus hydrangeas in ground with additional container specimens to emphasis this growing technique. H. macrophylla is the dominantspecies, along with collections of H. paniculata and H. quercifolia cultivars. More recently a number of H. serrata and H. arborescens plants have beenadded to the mix. The Condons are also serious veggie growers utilizing raised beds to produce a wide range of favorites. Fruit is in the mix too – berries and figs (always hopeful), and a new orchard of peaches and plums is developing.    

    Mal ‘The Hydrangea Guy’ and Mary Kay will be giving “Summer Pinch Pruning Demonstrations” at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. This is an optional summer-time pruning technique for H. macrophyllas. Best done in July, this exercise creates a fuller plant, checks plant height, and increases the potential for late season reblooming and stimulates additional stem and bud development for more blooming the following summer. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Parking is good but the street is narrow; please park on the south side of the road, along the conservation property. Open for Tours: Sunday, July 11 & Thursday, July 15 

    Garden #2 Carol Condon’s Garden, 85 Wharf Lane, Yarmouth Port
    This is a second year tour of this ‘young’ Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society is delighted to have this small but very well planted landscape on our list. After purchasing and renovating the house in 2015, Carol took on the gardens in hand - creating stone walls, wood fencing, patio areas, a small veggie garden, and finally a new garage and driveway. Despite its size (just 9000 ft2), this garden is extensively planted and contains several complimentary genera – viburnum, roses, clematis, philadelphus, espalier fruit trees – and, as one might well expect, a generous collection of hydrangeas which includes all the major species. The fenced back garden is a lovely ‘All White’ blooming treat which is beautifully illuminated in the evenings. Open for Tours: Sunday, July 11 & Thursday, July 15

    Garden #3 Staudenmayer’s Garden, 134 Water Street, Yarmouth Port
    Linger in the front yard to enjoy lovely views of Cape Cod Bay and Sandy Neck. The backyard garden is planted with a diversity of Hydrangeas including varieties of H. arborescens, H. macrophylla, H. paniculata, H. serrata and H. quercifolia. Companion plantings of shrubs and perennials support an extended bloom time.