2005 Hydrangea Conference Review
The lights are dim with all eyes trained on the lady at center stage; a pin drop could be heard as we wait in anticipation for what she would reveal. A seasoned actress, she begins reciting a poem utilizing years of theatrical training. We breathlessly cling to every word. As she nears the end, our hearts swell with understanding and appreciation. Applause erupts as we pay homage to this great lady, the queen of hydrangeas, her Majesty, Mrs. Penny McHenry.
What an honor and a privilege to hear
Penny speak about her life and introduction to the wonderful plant Hydrangea!
Hydrangea Conference 2005 was a resounding success due to Penny and so many
other outstanding speakers: Dan Hinkley, Michael Dirr, Ted Stephens, Hayes
Jackson, Tara Dillard, Vickie Waters, Elizabeth Dean, Mal Condon, Eddie
Aldridge, Jonathan Pedersen, Sandra Reed and Judith King (click on links to see
handouts from their talk). If you missed this event, you missed a doosey! I
would like to thank each and every person who helped put this event together –
too many to list here but I know who you are and I thank you. Many special
thanks to all the sponsors and contributors to the plant sale and auction that
helped raise money for future research!!
Hydrangea Conference 2005 Sponsors:
Key Note & Reception