Upcoming Talks & Lectures

Come delight in the inspirational and info-packed garden lectures and programs that more than 40,000 people have enjoyed.

Unless otherwise indicated, you may register online (using PayPal or a credit card) for Perennially Yours hosted events OR print a registration form by clicking Regional Events Registration form and mailing it with a check.

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January 2020

Wednesday, Jan 22  Gardening Webinar.  2:00 p.m. EST

Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes! One-hour presentation includes lecture notes and 24/7 access after the live broadcast. To learn more, click here.

February 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 4  Gardening Webinar.  2:00 p.m. EST

Gardening Simplified:  Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens! One-hour presentation includes lecture notes and 24/7 access after the live broadcast. To learn more, click here.

 

Friday, Feb. 21 - SOLD OUT! NEW CLASS ADDED Thurday, Feb.20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Register for this new class below! Three Hour Special Garden Class at Faddegon's Nursery. Latham, NY.  9:00 a.m. - noon.

Two lectures. 

  • Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes! Do you have a small space to garden but want BIG results? Or perhaps your property is large BUT you have a spot that gets lots of ‘eye-traffic’? Maybe it’s the main entrance to your home or an entertainment area that needs jazzing up? This eye-opening presentation provides clever design and accessorizing tips for maximizing and extending color in smaller spaces. The lecture features remarkable, no-fuss perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens and annuals that provide three seasons (or more) of beauty plus neat habits. Pollinator-friendly plants and sustainable practices are emphasized.
  • Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens! Don’t you love it when you snag a great plant on a super deal?  This presentation is packed with dollar-stretching shopping suggestions for scoring incredible plants for less….or for free!  Plus, you’ll reap a wealth of time-saving design strategies, and discover how to slash the cost of container gardens with revolutionary self-watering pots and plant combinations.

Program includes extensive handouts, plant catalogs, refreshments, dollar-off coupon at Faddegon's, and door prizes.

Registration fee:  $49 per person; $44 for Master Gardeners (Master Gardeners MUST PAY BY CHECK WITH FORM)

SOLD OUT!    New Class THURSDAY, February 20 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.. register below.

Saturday, Feb. 22  Gardener’s Supply Company. Burlington, VT. Two lectures.

Separate Registraton for EACH class.  REGISTRATION IS BEING HANDLED BY GARDENER'S SUPPLY.

  • 9:30 a.m. Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes! Do you have a small space to garden but want BIG results? Or perhaps your property is large BUT you have a spot that gets lots of ‘eye-traffic’? Maybe it’s the main entrance to your home or an entertainment area that needs jazzing up? This eye-opening presentation provides clever design and accessorizing tips for maximizing and extending color in smaller spaces. The lecture features remarkable, no-fuss perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens and annuals that provide three seasons (or more) of beauty plus neat habits. Pollinator-friendly plants and sustainable practices are emphasized.
  • 11:30 a.m. Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens!  This lecture features garden-transforming, pollinator-friendly tips that reduce maintenance while magnifying a garden’s year-round beauty.  We’ll cover many ‘Aha!’ insights including exceptional design ideas; powerhouse plants; healthier gardening practices; no-fuss container gardening; clever, money-saving shopping pointers; and so much more.  More of these resourceful suggestions are featured in my popular books The Right-Size Flower Garden and The Budget-Wise Gardener

For more information and to register please contact Gardeners Supply Company at 800-551-6712.

March 2020

Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8.  St. Louis Home and Garden Show. St. Louis, Missouri.

Three lectures each day. Time and Money-Saving Tips for Growing Beautiful Gardens; Hydrangeas Demystified – Top Performing Hydrangeas and Their Care; and No-Fuss Plants for High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Landscapes.

 

Thurs. Mar. 12.  Eliot Garden Club. Eliot, ME. 1:00 p.m.

 

Friday, March 13 Boston Flower and Garden Show. 2:30 lecture in the Main Lecture Hall.

Power-up Garden Beauty; Power-down Garden Maintenance. Get more bang for your buck, and less backbreaking maintenance, with these amazing perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals that provide much more color than commonly planted varieties.  Plus these underused beauties are pollinator friendly and most require less water.  Enjoy more time relaxing with family and friends as they admire your handiwork

 

Saturday, Mar 14:  Special 2 1/2 hour class at The Boston Flower and Garden Show - 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Insider Tips for Growing Extraordinary Gardens
. Kerry Ann Mendez, an award-winning garden educator, author, and design consultant, will present two dynamic lectures that provide invaluable insights for enjoying high-impact, low-maintenance gardens in the Northeast.

Lecture #1  Inspirational Design Ideas Gleaned from Outstanding Landscapers. This idea-inspiring presentation features breathtaking landscapes crafted by some of the most noteworthy garden designers in the Northeast. Numerous problem-solving challenges are addressed. You’ll discover brilliant and practical tips for a variety of gardening sites ranging from small urban lots to large estates, intense sun to full shade, and seemingly impossible situations. Prepare to be delighted and motivated by this fascinating ‘virtual garden tour’.

Lecture #2  Hydrangeas Demystified – Great Hydrangeas and Proven Tips for Exceptional Blooms. Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five groups. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each will be discussed as well as top-performing cultivars. The talk includes how to care and prune these beauties.

Register now! This special Show program sold out in 2019.

Class Registration Fee: $39 includes extensive lecture notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and book signing. Registrants must also purchase an admission ticket to the flower show.

To register using a check, please print this registration form and mail as directed.

To pay by credit card, please click here.

 

Sat. Mar. 21  Cumberland County Master Gardeners Symposium.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Fayetteville, North Carolina 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Bordeaux Convention Center, 1707 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC. Featured speakers Joe Lamp'l, Kerry Ann Mendez and Jason Weathington. To learn more and register, click here.

 

Thurs. Mar. 26 Maine Flower Show

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Portland, ME.  Outstanding Flowering Shrubs. 2:30 p.m. For mre about this flower show, click here.

April 2020

Wed. 8  Old York Garden Club
CANCELLED DUE TO CORNAVIRUS

 

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July 2020

Tues. 14  CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA).  Evansville, Indiana

Garden Design 101 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Learn easy-to-implement steps for creating ever-blooming gardens that are pollinator-friendly and less maintenance. Summer is a terrific time to plan fall garden projects and to build plant lists to use during Fall Clearance Sales. Topics include: Site Assessment, Design Principles, Plant Selections for Continuous Bloom, Building a Plant List and Much More! $35 class fee includes lecture notes, plant catalogs and door prizes.
To register using a check, please print this registration form and mail as directed.

7:00 p.m.  Master Gardeners Monthly meeting.  The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less! Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Plants Plus Cost-Saving Garden Designs.

August 2020

Sun. 30 - Tues. Sept. 1. Proven Winners Grand Garden Show and Pre-Show.  Mackinac Island, Michigan.

I am thrilled to be returning as a speaker to this one-of-a-kind-garden show on the magical island of Mackinac. This is a bucket list must!  Check out this video to get a taste of what to expect.  I hope to see you there!

September 2020

Tues. 15  Perennial Plant Society.  Nashville, TN

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