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Host a Flower Garden Design Class for Free

Last month I kicked off in-depth garden design and remarkable plants workshops in four states. Feedback has been wonderful from two of the five classes already held. People loved learning more about how to assess a garden’s sunlight, improving soil health, selecting plants for waves of color spring through fall; sketching a simple, drawn-to-scale design…

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Bee Better and Support Bees

My friend Helen Yoest is an award winning freelance journalist, garden author and speaker located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Bee Better. Bee Better’s mission is to educate homeowners, and community leaders and developers about the importance of sustainable, organic, and water-wise garden design, with…

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Garden Design Classes by Kerry Mendez

Do you dream of an ever-blooming garden that provides a riot of color month after month with little effort on your part? How about a garden that requires less water and fertilizer plus draws in butterflies and birds? I invite you to attend one of my in-depth, 3-hour design classes that covers light assessment, soil…

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Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium almost sold out

Impassioned Gathering of Gardeners straight ahead! There are only 25 seats still available for this premier gardening symposium scheduled on Saturday, April 22 at the 4-Star Woodstock Inn and Resort BUT there are about 50 openings still in the Friday afternoon class. Enthusiastic gardeners from all over the Northeast and Midwest are registered for what…

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Gardening Webinar Attended by Hundreds!

ASTONISHING! Last month’s webinar (online lecture), Inspired Garden Design, was packed with participants from 45 stated in the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and South Korea. The next webinar, Jaw-Dropping Flowering Shrubs: the New, No-Fuss Glamour Plants will be on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Featured shrubs will…

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Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

Good times ahead! World-class garden speakers at a world-class resort! The 13th annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium returns to the spectacular Woodstock Inn and Resort on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The symposium features five dynamic lectures by nationally known speakers, gourmet food, a welcome reception, handouts, garden gifts, door prizes and the Gardeners Marketplace…

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Garden Design Webinar

Sponsored by Bluestone Perennials, Corona Tools and Garden Design magazine Brace yourself to experience some extraordinary gardens that will transport you to a mid-summer day in the garden of your dreams. Plan on watching my second national gardening webinar: Inspired Design Lessons Learned from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and the United States scheduled for…

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Clearance Sale on 2017 Right-Size Flower Calendars

THEY ARE GOING, GOING…… It’s the end of the year, super sale on my 2017 Right-Size Flower Garden Calendar. Hundreds and hundreds of calendars have sold these past few months! The calendar is chock-full of monthly maintenance tips and plant suggestions for beautiful, low-maintenance, earth-friendly gardens. This year’s calendar is a tribute to public gardens;…

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Fall Garden Conference a Big Success

Last month’s FIRST fall garden conference, a half day event, at The Red Lion Inn attracted 84 attendees. The turnout and feedback convinced me that a fall event, similar to the spring Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium, is indeed a good idea. (photo of a design by speaker Jan Johnsen) The 2017 fall conference will…

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Inspired Garden Design Webinar

Sponsored by Garden Design Magazine and Bluestone Perennials The next Webinar (on-line lecture) titled Inspirational Design Tips Learned from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and The United States will be on Thursday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Breathtaking gardens will be our classroom for great take-away lessons that elevate landscapes from ordinary to spectacular! What…

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