Upcoming Talks & Lectures

Come delight in our inspirational and info-packed garden lectures and programs that more than 40,000 people have enjoyed. Below is my 2019 and early 2020 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 Regional Events Registration form and mailing it with a check.

January 2019

Saturday, Jan. 26 - National Gardening Webinar. 11:00 a.m. (EST)

February 2019

Friday, Feb. 15 - Three Hour Special Garden Class at Faddegon's Nursery. Latham, NY.  9:00 a.m. - noon.

  • Two lecturesSuccess with Hydrangeas in Colder Climates. Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five commonly sold species. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each (including pruning tips) will be discussed, as well as top-performing cultivars. Special attention will be given to tips and tricks for growing gorgeous blue and pink mophead Hydrangeas.
  • Kerry’s 2019 Picks for BEST Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. The aging process, along with dramatic climate changes and the vital importance for pollinator plants, have refined my list of must-have perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals. The remarkable plants featured in this presentation require less input (maintenance as well as water, fertilizer and organic pesticides) plus they provide beauty and year-round food sources for birds, bees and butterflies. Enhanced property value is a bonus.
      • Program includes extensive handouts, plant catalogs, refreshments, $10 coupon off a $50 purchase at Faddegon's, and door prizes.
      • Registration fee:  $49 per person; $44 for Master Gardeners (Master Gardeners MUST PAY BY CHECK WITH FORM)

Saturday, Feb. 16 - Both classes are full. Gardener’s Supply Company. Burlington, VT. Two lectures.

  • 9:30 a.m. Class is full  Kerry’s 2019 Picks for BEST Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals. The aging process, along with dramatic climate changes and the vital importance for pollinator plants, have refined my list of must-have perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals. The remarkable plants featured in this presentation require less input (maintenance as well as water, fertilizer and organic pesticides) plus they provide beauty and year-round food sources for birds, bees and butterflies. Enhanced property value is a bonus. To register, click here.
  • 11:00 a.m. Class is full  Success with Hydrangeas in Colder Climates. Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five commonly sold species. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each (including pruning tips) will be discussed, as well as top-performing cultivars. Special attention will be given to tips and tricks for growing gorgeous blue and pink mophead Hydrangeas. To register, click here.
    For more information please contact Gardeners Supply Company 800-551-6712

Saturday, Feb. 23 - National Gardening Webinar. 11:00 a.m. (EST)

 


March 2019

Friday and Saturday, Mar. 1 & 2: The Vermont Flower Show. Essex Junction, VT  

  • Friday 3:00 p.m. The Budget-Wise Gardener
  • Saturday Noon  The Budget Wise Gardener

Friday, Mar 15: Boston Flower and Garden Show. Boston, MA - 11:30 a.m. AND 3:30 p.m.

  • Bodacious Flowering Shrubs for Small Space Gardens or Containers.

Saturday, Mar 16:  Special 2-hour class at The Boston Flower and Garden Show - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30

  • Separate classroom space.  Design Tips for Small Scale Gardens that Provide BIG Results! 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 a lot 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 lectures 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.
  • $29 Class registration fee includes extensive lecture notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and a book signing.
  • Class registration does not include Show admission
  • To pay online with a credit card, click here.
  • To pay by check, download, complete and mail in the Regional Events Registration form.

Saturday, Mar 30: Vancouver, British Columbia - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Design Tips for Magnificent Four Season Gardens.
  • Richmond Culture Centre
  • $30 registration fee. Email Jill for details.

Sunday, Mar. 31: Vancouver Master Gardeners Symposium. Vancouver, British Columbia - 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Michael J Fox Theater, Burnaby. Kerry's talk: The Budget-Wise Gardener.
  • To register, search Vancouver Master Gardeners and Spring Affair will pop up.

April 2019

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5-7: St. Charles Home Show. St. Charles, Missouri.

Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13 Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. Woodstock, VT

Saturday, April 27: Men's and Women's Garden Club of Syracuse. Syracuse, NY

May 2019

Monday, May 6: Medomak District Conference hosted by Bath Garden Club.  Bath, ME

June 2019

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August 2019

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, August 25-27: Proven Winners Grand Garden Show and a special 3-hour kick-off pre-show class. Mackinac Island, Michigan.

  • There is NOTHING like the Grand Garden Show! It is a must-attend event at least once in your lifetime. Click here to check out the agenda, the impressive Grand Hotel and one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island.

September 2019

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October 2019

  •  Perennial Perennial Club. Tulsa, Oklahoma. 7:00 p.m.  Perennial Rockstars.

November 2019

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December 2019
January 2020
February 2020

  • Friday, Feb. 21 - 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.Gardening Simplified:  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 GardenerProgram includes extensive handouts, plant catalogs, refreshments, $10 coupon off a $50 purchase at Faddegon's, and door prizes.Registration fee:  $49 per person; $44 for Master Gardeners (Master Gardeners MUST PAY BY CHECK WITH FORM)

    Registration form for paying by check.

  • Saturday, Mar 14:  Special 2-hour class at The Boston Flower and Garden Show - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30

    • Separate classroom space.  Saturday, Feb. 22  Gardener’s Supply Company. Burlington, VT. Two lectures. 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. Gardening Simplified:  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 800-551-6712March 2020

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

      St. Louis, Missouri. Three lectures each day. TBAThurs. Mar. 12.  Eliot Garden Club. Eliot, ME. 1:00 p.m.

      Fri. Mar. 13  Boston Flower and Garden Show. Lectures TBA.

      Sat. Mar. 14 Special 2-hour class at The Boston Flower and Garden Show. Separate Classroom.TBA

      Sat. Mar.28  Cumberland County Master Gardeners Symposium.  Fayetteville, North Carolina

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