2008 Hydrangea Festival


 Douglasville’s first annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival was held on June 7-8, 2008. All four DCMGA 2008 Officers set the standard by volunteering their time in various capacities, and more than twenty members followed suit.


The Master Gardener’s Butterfly Garden at the Cultural Arts Center was featured on the garden tour, and the effort of those involved in the butterfly garden’s creation was evident.


The MG’s serving as hosts or hostesses at garden sites were provided an excellent opportunity to perform our mission: To stimulate the love for and increase the knowledge of gardening, and to voluntarily and enthusiastically share this knowledge with others.


Entries in the flower show exhibit by Master Gardeners resulted in at least eleven 1st awards, six 2nd awards and several honorable mentions. (There may have been others of which I was not aware).


To quote Pat Flickinger, wearing her boy-am-I-tired grin, at the end of the take-down activities after the festival: “This was fun. I can’t wait until next year!”

                                                                                                MBoykin 7/08