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 the Class Registration form and mailing it with a check.

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January 2022

Jan 5 New Canaan Beautification League, CT. Zoom lecture. Gardening Simplified: The Right-Size Flower Garden

Jan 15 Webinar: Design Tips for Traffic-Stopping Curb Appeal.  11:00 a.m. EST

Jan 19 Philadelphia Garden Club. Zoom lecture. Gardening for Beauty and Wellness

Jan 22  Design and Beyond Symposium, Akron, OH

Jan 28  Hamilton College Arboretum Speaker Series. Clinton, NY. Zoom lecture. Power Up Garden Beauty, Power Down Garden Maintenance

February 2022

Feb 3 iLandscape Trade Show and Educational Conference, Chicago, IL

Feb 5  Gardener's Supply Company, Burlington, VT  Zooom lecture. Design Tips for Traffic-Stopping Curb Apeal

Feb 9 Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County, NJ Zoom lecture. Gardening Simplified: The Right-Size Flower Garden

Feb 12 & 13 Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA.

Feb 19 Webinar Workhorse Plants and design Tips for Time-Pressed and Maturing Gardeners

Feb 23  Maine Nursery and Landscape Association, Portland, ME

March 2022

Mar 5 Webinar Reblooming Perennials and Flowering Shrubs  11:00 a.m. EST

Mar 8  Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City, NJ.  Zoom Lecture.  Gardening Simplified: The Right-Size Flower Garden

Mar 12 Bedford Master Gardeners, Virginia  Zooom lecture. Gardening Simplified: The Right-Size Flower Garden

April 2022

Apr 9 Fine Gardening Institute, Kennebunk, ME  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Apr 21  Piscataqua Garden Club, York, ME

Apr 30 Master Gardeners All That Jazz Symposium, Michigan. Zoom lecture.

July 2022

July 8  Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival - Hydrangea University Program.  8:30 - 12:30 p.m.  Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA.  

July 21  Lecture Hydrangeas Demystified - Gorgeous Hydrangeas and Tips for Exceptional Flowering. 9:30 a.m.  Wallingford Farm in Kennebunk, ME. One hour colorful PowerPoint presentation followed by Q&As.  Event includes lecture notes, a special discount on Hydrangeas at Wallingford Farm, and door prizes. Registration fee $15 per person.  Limited to 40 people. Please call Wallingford Farm if you have questions (207) 985-2112.  To register, please click here.

September 2022

Sept 1Wiscasset Garden Club, MA

Sept 6  Hanover Garden Club, NH

Sept 10  2022 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium: “Gardening for Change,” sponsored by the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (MMGA)

Sept 12 Peterborough Garden Club, NH

Sept 22  South County Garden Club, RI

October 2022

Oct 6 West Concord Green Thumbs, West Concord, MA

Oct 15 Design and Beyond Symposium, Akron, OH

Oct 22  Great Plants and Garden Design Class. Special 3-hour Gardening Program at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, ME. 9:00 - Noon (registration 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.)
Sponsored by ColorBlends Wholesale Flower Bulbs

Proven Winners leafjoy Houseplants   Gardener's Supply Company 

Reblooming Perennials, Flowering Shrubs, and Unstoppable Annuals.  Wouldn’t it be nice if after a plant stops blooming we could hit a replay button? Well, in a way you can!  There are many hardworking perennials and flowering shrubs that offer continuous blooms for an extended period or that produce a second flower flush later in the season.  These plants work double-time to provide colorful blooms for you and pollinators to enjoy. This lecture also features remarkable annuals for marathon blooms that require no deadheading.

Clever Tips for High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Gardens PLUS Learn the Art of Garden Design by Example.
Part 1:
Discover proven techniques for extending color; dramatic ways to reduce maintenance and embrace sustainable practices, including living mulches; simple plant combinations for 3 to 4 seasons of beauty; money-saving advice for purchasing high-performance plants; and more.

Part II: Learn design strategies using before-and-after design projects, which I have completed for clients. Plus, class registrants will have the opportunity to submit garden photos prior to the class for design recommendations. Two gardens will be randomly chosen in advance to use as teaching examples (owners may remain anonymous if indicated).

Registration, $49 per person, includes extensive handouts, garden gift, refreshments, and door prizes.

Click here to register

Recommended hotels (NOTE, this is fall foliage season and rooms sell out quickly)

The King's Port Inn 10% discount when calling the hotel directly at (207) 967-4340 and mentioning the October 22 garden program. Friday only reservations are accepted. Based on availability.

The Kennebunk Inn Two night minimum. Queen rooms start at $360 for 2-nights. 10% discount when mentioning the October 22 garden program. Based on availability

Port Inn Kennebunk.10% discount when calling the hotel directly at (207) 985-6100 and mentioning the October 22 garden program. Friday only reservations are accepted. Based on availability.

The Hampton Inn Kennebunk Kennebunkport  (close to Exit 25 on I-95)

November 2022

Nov 2 Boca Grande Garden Club, Florida


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