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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Acclaimed Author

“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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Kerry Ann has been teaching, speaking and writing about gardening for many years - and people love what she has to say!

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From The Blog

Smokebush ‘Winecraft Black’

April 2, 2020

Cotinus coggygria ‘Winecraft Black.  I fell in love with this purple-leaved smokebush the minute I saw it. Even though I find the frothy pinkish flowers appealing, it was the eye-catching purple foliage on this compact shrub that landed it in my shopping cart. ‘Winecraft Black’ is now a striking focal point in my front garden.…

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Salix candida ‘Iceberg Alley’

March 30, 2020

Salix candida ‘Iceberg Alley’ This striking native shrub, commonly called Sageleaf Willow, has powdery, silver leaves that make it a wonderful companion plant. Silver partners so well with many colors! Can’t you just picture this ‘silver fox’ alongside threadleaf Sambucus ‘Black Lace’, or underplanted with Heuchera ‘Black Pearl’ or Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon p. ‘Nigrescens’)?…

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A FLOWER A DAY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WORLD

March 29, 2020

As our nation continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, spending time outdoors, especially in the garden, promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The ongoing temporary closure of nonessential businesses is also impacting many garden centers. On March 21, Estabrook’s Garden Center (a large, multi-site nursery where I work), made the difficult decision to close to…

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Expert Gardener

“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

 

Contact Kerry Ann

Call Kerry Ann at (207) 502-7228

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