Upcoming Talks & Lectures

Come delight in our inspirational and info-packed garden lectures and programs that more than 10,000 people have enjoyed. Below is my 2017 schedule to date.

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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 2017 Class Registration form and mailing it with a check.

January 2017

  • Wed. 4  Montana Green Expo (Montana Nursery & Landscape Association). Bozeman, Montana. Design Tips for Knockout Easy-Care Gardens
  • Sun 15  Perennial Plant Association. Columbus, OH. Reach for the Sky! Captivating Climbing Vines.
  • Mon 23 Johns' Island Garden Group. Vero Beach, FL.  9:30 a.m. The Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Wed 25  Maine Green Expo.  Maine Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Thurs 26  Webinar: Inspired Garden Designs from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and the United States.
  • Sun 29  New England Hosta Society. Tower Hill Botanical Garden. Boylston, MA . 1:30 p.m. The Right-Size Flower Garden

February 2017

  • Thurs 2  Saco Bay Gardening Club. Saco, ME. 6:00 p.m.  The Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Tues 7  Massachusetts Nursery & Landscaping Association
  • Wed 15 North Shore Garden Club. Beverly Farms, MA. 9:30 a.m.The Right-Size Flower Garden
  • nunan_garden-center-6-copySat 18  3-Hour Garden Design and Remarkable Plants class. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses.(photo right) Georgetown, MA. 9:00 - noon. Designing a High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Garden Featuring Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. Learn easy to implement steps for creating stunning, four season flower gardens. Topics include site assessment; plant selection for continuous color spring through fall; design principles and techniques for beautiful, sustainable beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. The second half of the class focuses on superior, time-tested perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals as well as their care. Presentation includes colorful pictures of plants and design techniques. $49 per person includes many handouts, plant catalogs, light refreshments and door prizes. To register by check use the Event Registration Form at the top of this page.

>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

  • coneflower_faddegons_big-kahunaSOLD OUT! Fri 24  3-Hour Garden Design and Remarkable Plants class. Faddegon's Nursery. Latham, NY. 9:30 - 12:30 a.m. Designing a High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Garden Featuring Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. Learn easy to implement steps for creating stunning, four season flower gardens. Topics include site assessment; plant selection for continuous color spring through fall; design principles and techniques for beautiful, sustainable beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. The second half of the class focuses on superior, time-tested perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals as well as their care. Presentation includes colorful pictures of plants and design techniques. $49 per person includes many handouts, plant catalogs, light refreshments and door prizes. To register by check use the Event Registration Form at the top of this page.SOLD OUT! 

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  • Sat 25 Gardener’s Supply Company. Burlington, VT. Two lectures. Double Your Pleasure with Perennials Boasting Flashy Foliage AND  Switcheroos: Plant This, Not That!  9:30 a.m and 11:30 am.

March 2017

  • Sat 4  Rochester Spring Garden Symposium.  Rochester, N.Y. Heavenly Solutions for Hellstrips
  • merrifield_garden_centerSun 5  3-Hour Garden Design and Remarkable Plants class. Merrifield Garden Center (photo right) Fairfax, VA. 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Designing a High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Garden Featuring Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. Learn easy to implement steps for creating stunning, four season flower gardens. Topics include site assessment; plant selection for continuous color spring through fall; design principles and techniques for beautiful, sustainable beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. The second half of the class focuses on superior, time-tested perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals as well as their care. Presentation includes colorful pictures of plants and design techniques. $49 per person includes many handouts, plant catalogs, light refreshments and door prizes. To register by check use this form: 2017 Class Registration form.

>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

  • Mon 6,  Northern Virginia Nursery & Landscaping Association. Fairfax, VA. Salvation for the Hell-Strip Garden and Design Tips for Knockout, Everblooming Gardens.
  • Sat 11  Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Growing Great Gardens Symposium. Taylor, MI. To learn more about this topnotch symposium, click here.
  • Tues 14 North Andover Garden Club. North Andover, MA. 7:00 p.m. Hydrangeas Demystified
  • Sat 18  York County Master Gardeners. Sanford, ME. 9:00 a.m. Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Sat  18 Van Wilgen’s Garden Center. North Branford, CT.  Freshtival. 3:30 p.m. lecture.
  • russells-garden_bosotn_magSun 19 3-Hour Garden Design and Remarkable Plants class. Russell’s Garden Center. Wayland, MA. 1:00-4:00 p.mDesigning a High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Garden Featuring Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. Learn easy to implement steps for creating stunning, four season flower gardens. Topics include site assessment; plant selection for continuous color spring through fall; design principles and techniques for beautiful, sustainable beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. The second half of the class focuses on superior, time-tested perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals as well as their care. Presentation includes colorful pictures of plants and design techniques. $49 per person includes many handouts, plant catalogs, light refreshments and door prizes. To register by check use this form: 2017 Class Registration form.

>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

  • Tues 21  Rye Driftwood Garden Club. Rye, NH. 10:15 a.m. Double Your Pleasure with Perennials Boasting Flashy Foliage
  • Fri 24  Boston Flower Show. Boston, MA. Striking Uncommon Plants and Inspiring Design Ideas and Double Your Pleasure with Perennials Boasting Flashy Foliage
  • Sat 25 and Sun 26   Capital Region Garden & Flower Show. Troy, NY.  Sat 3:30 p.m. Inspired Garden Design Lessons from Magnificent Gardens in Enlgand, Canada and the United States.  Sun 12:30 p.m.  Gorgeous Flowering Shrubs and Their Care
  • Tues 28 Durham Garden Club. Durham, NH. 7:15 p.m.  Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Thurs 30 Federated Garden Clubs of MA. Waltham, MA. 10:00 a.m.Spectacular Plants that Worship Heat and Sun-Baked Conditions

April 2017

  • Sun 2  Chelmsford Public Library. Chelmsford, MA. 2:00 p.m.  Garden Therapy: Tips for Reducing Stress, Improving Health and Growing Gorgeous Gardens
  • Mon 3  Essex Garden Club. Essex, CT. 1:00 p.m.  The Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Wed 5 Nashua Garden Club. Nashua, NH. 7:00 p.m. Growing Gorgeous Hydrangeas
  • Thurs 6  Great Island Gardeners.Plymouth, MA. 7:00 p.m.The Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Sat 8 Lancaster Master Gardeners Conference. Lancaster, PA. The Right-Size Flower Garden. Easy online registration  or call 717.394.6851
  • pleasant_view_gardens_07_garden5121600x600Mon 17 Mountain Garden Club of NH. Jackson, NH. 10:30 a.m. The Right-Sized Flower Garden
  • Tues 18 Frederik Meijer Gardens. Grand Rapids, MI. 7:00 p.m. The Right-Size Flower Gardens
  • Fri 21  Double-Header Gardening Class.  Reach for the Sky! Captivating Climbing Vines.  plus A Designer’s Trade Secrets for Selecting the BEST Perennials at the BEST Price! Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock, VT.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat 22  13th Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock, VT. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Mon 24 Allyn’s Creek Garden Club. Rochester, NY. 10:00 a.m. Right-Size Flower Garden
  • Thurs 27  national gardening Webinar - Jaw-Dropping Flowering Shrubs – the New Glamour Plants

May 2017

    • Mon 1  Rockport Garden Club. Rockport, MA. 1:00 p.m. The Art of Shade Gardening
    • Wed 3  Raymond Village Library. Raymond, ME.  11:00 a.m.  Gardening Simplified.
    • 10 Bayard Cutting Arboretum Hort Society. Great River, NY. 6:30 p.m.The Right-Size Flower Garden.
    • Thurs 4  Opechee Garden Club. Guilford, NH. 7:00 p.m. The Right-Size Flower Garden
    • Fri 5 Flowerland Garden Center. Grand Rapids, MI. The Right-Size Flower Garden
    • Sat 6  Grow Your Wellness Garden Party. Flowerland Garden Center. Grand Rapids, MI. A full day og garden elctures, cooking demonstrations, kids activites and MUCH MORE. I will be presenting two lectures - Right-Size Your Garden: Small Gardens with BIG Attitudes plus Gardening for Health-Garden Therapy.  For more information click  http://myflowerland.com/upcoming-events/ 
    • Sat 20  National Garden Clubs 2017 Convention.  Richmond, VA.  Small Gardens with BIG Attitudes
    • Thurs 25 Maryland Master Gardener 19th Annual Training Conference. College Park, MD. A training event with a keynote, three concurrent sessions, and a plenary talk. I will be presenting The Right-Size Flower Garden and Jaw-Dropping Flowering Shrubs. For more information and to register, go to http://atc2017.sched.com

June 2017

  • Fri 2  Holdridge Garden Center.  Ledyard, CT. 6:00 -  8:00 p.m.  Superhero Plants
  • holdridge_greenhouseSat 3   3-Hour Garden Design and Remarkable Plants class. Holdridge Garden Center.(photo right)  Ledyard, CT. 9:00 - Noon. Designing a High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Garden Featuring Remarkable Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. Learn easy to implement steps for creating stunning, four season flower gardens. Topics include site assessment; plant selection for continuous color spring through fall; design principles and techniques for beautiful, sustainable beds; arranging plants based on mature heights; creating focal points; plus drafting a design to scale and building a plant list. The second half of the class focuses on superior, time-tested perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals as well as their care. Presentation includes colorful pictures of plants and design techniques. $49 per person includes many handouts, plant catalogs, light refreshments and door prizes. To register by check use this form: 2017 Class Registration form.

>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

  • Wed 7 Kent-Delord House Museum Garden Club. Plattsburgh, NY. Topic and time pending

July 2017

  • Tues 11 Cape Ann Garden Club. Gloucester, MA. Topic Pending
  • Tues 25  10th Anniversary Celebration of the Bressingham Gardens at Elm Bank. Hosted by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  Wellesley, MA

August 2017

  • pwgrandgardenshow-Grand_HotelSun. 27  Design Tips for Gorgeous, Easy-Care Gardens plus Three Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials.   The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island (northern Michigan) 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Presenter: Kerry Ann Mendez.  Gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens are no accident. Learn proven design tricks for sensational gardens that will be the talk of the neighborhood. Topics include selecting great plants, incorporating focal points, vertical interest, sustainable practices, natural repellents, the how's and when's of using fertilizer, and more.  The second half of the class will focus on spectacular perennials for sun and shade that brighten your landscape spring through fall. Many newer varieties will be featured. As one perennial stops blooming, it 'passes the baton' to the next 'winner'. Helpful garden care tips and shortcuts to maximize color and reduce maintenance will also be covered.  Three-hour class fee: $55 per person includes extensive handouts.  This class is designed to be a stand alone session or a wonderful complement to The Proven Winners Grand Garden Show.  To reserve your spot, please click here.  Questions?  Please call Kerry Ann at 207-502-7228
  • Mon. & Tues. 28 & 39.  Proven Winners Grand Garden Show.  The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island (northern Michigan). A premier, must attend symposium with garden tours.

September 2017

  • Wed 6  Annapolis Horticulture Society. Annapolis, MD. 7:30 p.m. Topic Pending
  • Thurs 14 Garden Club of Long Beach Island. NJ. Time and Topic Pending
  • Tues 19 Sutton Garden Club. Sutton, MA  7:00 p.m.
  • Wed 20 Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society. Madison, WI. 7:00 p.m. Gardening Simplified - Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Busy and Maturing Gardeners
  • Sat 30  Master Gardeners Fall Symposium. The Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. Topic Pending

October 2017

    • Double-Header Flower Gardening Program.  Sturbridge, MA.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Kick-off to the First Annaul Great Plants Symposium.   Switcheroos – Plant This, Not That! and Garden Therapy: Tips for Reducing Stress, Improving Health and Growing Gorgeous Gardens
    • First Annual Great Plants Symposium.  Sturbridge, MA.  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Five outstanding lectures, great food, handouts, door prizes and more.
    • Sat 14  Hopkinton Public Library and Hopkinton Garden Club. Hopkinton, NH.  11:00 a.m. Salvation for the Hellstrip Garden. For more information, contact the library Director, Donna Dunlop, 603.746.3663.
    • Thurs 19 Thames River Garden Club. East Lyme, CT.  1:00 p.m. Topic pending
    • Sat 21 Master Gardeners of  the Eastern Shore VA.  Master Gardeners Symposium.  The Right-Size Flower Garden plus Outrageous Foliage Plants Tips
    • Thurs 26  International Gardening Webinar.  2:00 p.m. EST.  Topic TBA
    • Thurs 26 Reading Garden Club.  Reading, MA.  evening meeting.  Time and topic TBA

November 2017

  •  NYS Turfgrass Assocation.  Rochester, NY.  The Latest and Greatest Annuals, Perennials and Woody Shrubs that are 'Rockin' the Green Industry

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