Phillip Oliver is an Assistant Professor/Librarian at the University of North Alabama in Florence. He is also a Master Gardener, writer, blogger and photographer and presently serves on the Florence Beautification Board. He has been writing articles for Alabama Gardener since 2007. He chronicles the progress of his personal garden on his website "A Southern Garden" and on his blog "Dirt Therapy" at

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by Phillip Oliver - posted 06/08/15

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf (unidentified cultivar)

Hydrangea "Annabelle"

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf (unidentified cultivar)

Hydrangea "Quickfire"

Hydrangea "Invincible Spirit"
"Invincibelle Spirit"

Hydrangea "Snowflake"

Hydrangea "Woodlander"




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