Between June 19 and September 11, the Condons host one or two people a week for four days, providing comfortable accommodations, breakfast, lunch, detailed seminars, and invaluable hands-on time in the garden with the hydrangeas. Planting, propagation, pruning, color enhancement, and fertilizing are all covered in the morning. Bicycling and Nantucket explorations are left for the afternoons and evenings.
Mal says he is delighted to see his willing “weeder and waterer” go back to a bed-and-breakfast frame of mind. He says with a laugh, “I was surprised that Mary Kay would do this again after the thousands of muffins she has baked in her life.”
For information on the Hydrangea Farm Nursery, log on to www.hydrangeafarm.com.