Kerry Ann Mendez
Owner of Perennially Yours, LLC - Deeply Rooted in Excellence
Speaker - Author - Expert Gardener
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Nationally Renowned Speaker
“…Through Kerry’s work as a gardener, teacher and author, and lecturer, she has helped many discover the world of gardening and horticulture. Kerry Mendez is a 2014 Gold Medal Awardee, an honor Massachusetts Horticultural Society bestows on distinguished individuals who promote horticulture for the public good. Katherine K. Macdonald, President, Massachusetts Horticultural Society
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“Kerry Ann Mendez has over 25 years of professional and personal garden experience with special interest in low-maintenance gardening. Kerry Ann is a garden author and lecturer who incorporates humor, abundant excitement, knowledge, and above all a passion for low-maintenance garden and landscape design. Kerry Ann is the perfect author to approach the topic of right-sizing a garden to fit changing life-styles. In her new book Right-Size Flower garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices Kerry presents a step-by-step method to create a garden in balance with your lifestyle.” Dr. Steven Still, Executive Director, The Perennial Plant Association; former professor of landscape horticulture, the Ohio State University.
“No one is more enthusiastic than Kerry Ann Mendez about helping homeowners understand how to create low-maintenance gardens for their property. Her books and lectures provide practical information about what’s the right plant for the right place, while showing how to make the whole composition sing.” Julie Moir Messervy, award winning author, garden designer and owner of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio.
Any time I can save money on my gardening obsession I’m happy. But getting the dirt on great garden-related deals from Kerry Ann Mendez will always get my attention. As a talented designer and frugal gardener, Kerry Ann’s advice is money in the bank and well worth my time. Joe Lamp’l, Founder - joegardener.com and Creator / Host - Growing a Greener World on national PBS
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From The Blog
Design Tip for Ornamental Grass
NOTE TO SELF: SWITCH OUT HAKONE GRASS. This has been such an unusual winter so far. We have had very little snow cover. Everything looks so brown and dreary. I need to do more to brighten up the winter landscape in front of my condominium when we have snow-starved winters. I already have dwarf Mt…Read More
2023 Perennial of the Year Rudbeckia American Gold Rush
Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ stole the show for its beauty, hardiness, ease of growing, and benefit to pollinators! It is the 2023 Perennial of the Year (voted on by those in the green industry), was also crowned the 2020 All-America Selections National Winner, and The National Gardening Bureau named 2023 The Year of Rudbeckia in its perennial class, a tip of…Read More
Metasequoia Soul Fire and Amsonia String Theory
Metasequoia g. ‘Soul Fire’ Dwarf Dawn Redwood. Love at first sight! My friend and very talented gardener, Marie, was giving me a tour of her stunning gardens when I stopped in my tracks. A majestic line of 3 brilliant golden Dawn Redwoods planted along the road captured my attention. I have always wanted Dawn Redwood but…Read More
“Kerry Ann Mendez has amassed a tremendous knowledge and expertise in horticulture, yet she is able to pass along this knowledge in a completely approachable way that feels more like a friendly conversation over the garden fence than a lecture. Her enthusiasm for flowers and gardening is truly infectious and her passion for sharing is boundless. In this complicated and overscheduled age, Kerry Ann brings a simple, no nonsense approach that will show you how to have beautiful gardens without spending a fortune of time or money.” Bill Cullina, award winning author and Executive Director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
“Kerry Ann’s passion for gardening is infectious and she communicates her hands-in-the-soil knowledge in a way that makes it easy for others to join the fun…” Paul Tukey, author of the best selling book The Organic Lawn Care Manual. SafeLawns is North America’s leading advocacy organization and information source for natural lawn care and grounds maintenance since 2006. Paul was the 2006 American Horticultural Society Gardening Communicator of the year and Executive Producer of “A Chemical Reaction”, a breakthrough documentary demonstrating the pollution links between medical conditions and chemicals and pesticides in lawn care.
“Whether you’ve been growing perennials for years or are just getting started, Kerry Ann has helpful tips and techniques you can use.” Jim Childs, Associate Editor, Garden Gate Magazine
CONTACT KERRY ANN: Click here or call (207) 502-7228
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