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Learn about Hydrangeas through Landscape Designer Cristin Adam at the next Daylily Society Meeting

May 29, 2019 12:03PM ● By Hannah Ott

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas have a conical and colorful look that attracts the eye.

Hinsdale - The Chicagoland Daylily Society will have its next meeting on Sunday, June 9. The group invites the public to learn about hydrangea flowers through Certified Landscape Design Specialist Cristin Adam.   

"Cristin Adam has been gardening in the Chicagoland area for most of her adult life and has taken many horticultural classes and has a Landscape Design certificate from College of DuPage," shared Julie Doychak, Co-Vice President of the Chicagoland Daylily Society. 
Cristin Adam earned her Landscape Design certification through College of DuPage. She has worked at The Growing Place Garden Center for 16 years.

"Cristin is starting her 16th year at The Growing Place, working mostly with woody plants, and will bring living plants as part of her presentation," Julie continued. 

The Growing Place Garden Center is located in Naperville and Aurora. It gives visitors a chance to see beautiful flowers and plants ready to be added to their gardens. It also gives Cristin the chance to enjoy her favorite flowers, hydrangeas. 

Cristin said, “My favorite woody plant is the conicle hydrangea because they work hard for very little pay. There is a hydrangea for every yard. I may forget a face, but I never forget a yard.”

See her presentation, "Hydrangea Hysteria," at the Community House, 415 W. 8th St. in Hinsdale, from 2-4pm. Guests are welcome. Go to the upper level Essley Room North (elevator is available to right after entering the Community House).  

The event is free of charge. Light snacks will be provided. There will also be a Raffle Table of plants and garden-related items. 

About the Chicagoland Daylily Society: The Chicagoland Daylily Society was formed in March of 1963 as a not-for-profit gardening club. Its purpose is to promote and encourage the growing and scientific study of the genus Hemerocallis (Daylily), along with promoting public interest in gardening. The Society is an affiliated member of the American Daylily Society.

Sources: Judi Doychak and Image by Cristin Adam. Cover image by