“Hydrangeas: Planting and Cultivating” is the topic of the monthly public presentation by Lou Hisel at the Fayette Master Gardener Association (FMGA) meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City.   After a welcoming social time at 9:30 a.m., the program will begin at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. business meeting.  The non-profit gardening club is open to all interested in gardening, including master gardeners and other gardeners.

Hisel, who earned Master Gardener credentials in 2007 following retirement as an airline pilot, and his wife, Gloria, developed a woodland garden in their Jonesboro, GA home 16 years ago.  He served as president of the UGA Extension Service Master Gardeners in Clayton County in past years, as well as an active participant in area volunteer and political efforts. He distinguished himself early in life as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) “State Farmer” while a senior in his Oregon High School.

FMGA  includes all who are interested in gardening. Members do not have to be certified Master Gardeners but many are.  The group meets monthly, August through May, for horticultural emphasis presentations and hosts an annual plant sale and gardens tour.  Proceeds from these events support Fayette non-profit community horticultural projects and a college scholarship for Fayette residents majoring in horticulture or agriculture.

This year’s plant sale will be Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fayetteville at the Stonewall Government complex, 140 Stonewall Ave. W.  The garden tour will be on Saturday, April  27. Tickets will be available from FMGA members, local merchants, and by emailing fayettemga.gmail.com.