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
an excellent resource and pleasant guide
Suzanne Hase from Middleton, WI - 11/27/2016 13:35:17
I first became aware of Kerry Mendez through our local public radio gardening program. Kerry was an engaging guest. I checked out one of her books from the library and realized, between hearing her speak and reading her book, that I needed to purchase the book to have on hand as a guide book. I attended her presentation at our local botanical garden. Her presentation was very practical. She was also a pleasure to learn from. I highly recommend attending her presentations and using her books as your guide.
G. Papas from MA - 11/10/2016 15:10:25
Awe-inspiring…program speaker. Kerry’s outstanding knowledge of plants, along with her enthusiasm and her relaxed and fun personality encouraged and inspired all of us. Kerry was a delight to work with and a pleasure to have as our program speaker…looking forward to our next program with Kerry.
Engaging and informative
Denise from Mt Pleasant - 11/10/2016 09:44:00
She was a very engaging and interesting speaker. Beautiful slides and her handouts included all of the plants she discussed.