Kerry Ann Mendez
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OverviewP.O. Box 132 Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Kerry Ann Mendez is a 'passionate perennialist' mixing humor with practical tips for creating low-maintenance, high impact gardens. Thousands have been inspired by her approach to breathtaking, sustainable gardens & landscapes. HGTV, national mags..
Gardening Simplified for Changing Lifestyles: Plant This, Not That. Change happens. Many still dream of ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ landscapes but reality has muddied the picture. Job demands, kids, money, hectic schedules, aging bodies, and changing interests have led to nightmare gardens. Time for some ‘editing’. This inspiring lecture provides easy-to-follow downsizing strategies, recommended no-fuss plant material, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to ‘autopilot’ as you can get….
Three Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials- Hit the Easy Button. Discover spectacular perennials for sun and shade that brighten your landscape spring through fall. Many newer varieties will be featured. As one perennial stops blooming, it 'passes the baton' to the next 'winner', concluding with fall bloomers that finish with brilliance. You will also learn helpful garden care tips and shortcuts to maximize color and reduce maintenance.
Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals for Non-Stop Color. This lecture features new introductions, as well as favorite stalwarts, for easy-care gardens that outperform the competition. Mixed borders provide outstanding color and interest year-round! Design tips and sustainable practices are included.
Not Tonight Deer. Are you 'fed' up with your gardens being munched by Bambi and Thumper? This enlightening talk will focus on plants that are rarely browsed by deer and rabbits. Also covered will be defensive techniques to hold them at bay.
Design Lessons Learned from Magnificent, Inspirational Gardens. This beautiful presentation is filled with proven landscaping tips, exceptional plants and lessons learned from gardens that have performed beautifully for decades. Featured gardens are from England, Canada and the United States.
Design Tips for Knockout Gardens. Gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens are no accident. Learn proven design tricks for sensational gardens that will be the talk of the neighborhood. Topics include selecting great plants including perennials, shrubs, bulbs and annuals. Also discussed will be incorporating focal points, vertical interest, the how's and when's of using fertilizer, and more.
Branch Out in Your Gardening Adventures with Flowering Shrubs. Do you want to add drama, winter interest and colorful flowers to your gardens while reducing your maintenance time? Then include some spectacular flowering shrubs. A colorful PowerPoint will introduce you to some terrific shrubs.
Creating Stunning English Gardens with Yankee Practicality. Learn great design tips and plant combinations from the gardens of Adrian Bloom, an award-winning garden designer and author from Dis, England. This instructional PowerPoint features a collection of inspiring photographs taken while I stayed at Bressingham Manor, a B & B in the heart of Adrian’s magnificent seven acres of gardens. The lecture focuses on perennials, shrubs, bulbs, grasses, conifers and annuals hardy for the Northeast, as well as design concepts.
EXTREMELY Low-Maintenance, Gorgeous Perennials by Season. You will be thrilled to discover beautiful perennials that enjoy little hand holding on your part. These beauties enjoy lean soil, little or no fertilizer, less water, or little or no deadheading. They will save you time and money! Presentation includes design tips.
The Art of Shade Gardening - Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark. Shade gardening need not be frustrating. This talk will introduce enchanting perennials for spring, summer and fall color. The presentation also includes design tips and how to care for these beautiful gardens.
Outrageous Foliage Plants Discover how a plant's form and foliage colors, shapes, textures, size and more can play a dramatic role in creating sensational gardens. And the bonus, if not the main attraction, is that these gardens require little maintenance! PowerPoint features showy perennials, shrubs and annuals.
I am located near Boston, MA
Kathy Orlando from McKean, PA - 05/28/2016 13:22:36
I heard Kerry speak in Erie, PA at Penn State Behrend College and she was fabulous!! Her lecture was "The Right-Size Flower Garden" and it was full of great ideas for all gardeners. I highly recommend Kerry. Hopefully she will return to speak on one of her other topics!
I could have listened all afternoon
Charlotte Potvin from Queensbury - 05/19/2016 16:56:01
I usually can't sit more than 15 minutes listening to a speaker,but i could have stayed all afternoon listening to Kerry. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her knowledge of gardening, and ability to share it, was amazing. Learned a lot, and am jazzed about putting what I learned into action.
Right Size Gardening
Deb Mathews from Chelmsford, MA - 05/18/2016 08:58:59
Kerry did a fantastic job of teaching us to evaluate our current gardens and begin the process of changing them to become smaller, more drought tolerant and with less maintenance. Very informative and fun!