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Kerry Ann Mendez

Owner of Perennially Yours, LLC - Deeply Rooted in Excellence

Speaker - Author - Expert Gardener

Nationally Renowned Speaker

“…Through Kerry’s work as a gardener, teacher and author, and lecturer, she has helped many discover the world of gardening and horticulture. Kerry Mendez is a 2014 Gold Medal Awardee, an honor Massachusetts Horticultural Society bestows on distinguished individuals who promote horticulture for the public good.  Katherine K. Macdonald, President, Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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“Kerry Mendez has over 25 years of professional and personal garden experience with special interest in low-maintenance gardening. Kerry is a garden author and lecturer who incorporates humor, abundant excitement, knowledge, and above all a passion for low-maintenance garden and landscape design. Kerry is the perfect author to approach the topic of right-sizing a garden to fit changing life-styles. In her new book Right-Size Flower garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices Kerry presents a step-by-step method to create a garden in balance with your lifestyle.”  Dr. Steven Still, Executive Director, The Perennial Plant Association; former professor of landscape horticulture, the Ohio State University.

No one is more enthusiastic than Kerry Ann Mendez about helping homeowners understand how to create low-maintenance gardens for their property. Her books and lectures provide practical information about what’s the right plant for the right place, while showing how to make the whole composition sing. Julie Moir Messervy, award winning author, garden designer and owner of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio.

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From The Blog

Water is precious! Water wisely!

April 6, 2017

Water conservation is a hot topic in the green industry. How we water our lawns and gardens matters. One of the best rules of thumb for watering is to water less often, but longer when you do.  The goal is to wet the soil to a depth of at least 6”.  You want to train…

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Garden Design magazine provides TWICE the content of other magazines

April 5, 2017

Garden Design magazine doesn’t just offer cutting-edge design ideas, plant recommendations and gorgeous pictures, it also offers twice as much content as other magazines with NO advertising! For example, the recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine has a total of 86 pages, of which 17 are full page ads and two half pages ads. Translation:…

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TAKE FIVE! Non-Stop Blooming Annuals

April 5, 2017

Fool-proof, powerhouse annuals are on my MUST HAVE list.  Here are five front-runners for high impact, low-maintenance gardens and containers: Supertunia Vista ‘Bubblegum’.  Let’s salute the 2017 Annual of the Year! This nonstop blooming annual covers two to four square feet. WHAT?!   ‘Bubblegum’ blows your characteristic view of petunias. No deadheading required, sweeping flower-covered stems,…

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Expert Gardener

“Kerry Mendez has amassed a tremendous knowledge and expertise in horticulture, yet she is able to pass along this knowledge in a completely approachable way that feels more like a friendly conversation over the garden fence than a lecture. Her enthusiasm for flowers and gardening is truly infectious and her passion for sharing is boundless. In this complicated and overscheduled age, Kerry brings a simple, no nonsense approach that will show you how to have beautiful gardens without spending a fortune of time or money.”  Bill Cullina, award winning author and Executive Director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Kerry’s passion for gardening is infectious and she communicates her hands-in-the-soil knowledge in a way that makes it easy for others to join the fun…”  Paul Tukey, author of the best selling book The Organic Lawn Care Manual. SafeLawns is North America’s leading advocacy organization and information source for natural lawn care and grounds maintenance since 2006.  Paul was the 2006 American Horticultural Society Gardening Communicator of the year and Executive Producer of “A Chemical Reaction”, a breakthrough documentary demonstrating the pollution links between medical conditions and chemicals and pesticides in lawn care.

“Whether you’ve been growing perennials for years or are just getting started, Kerry has helpful tips and techniques you can use.”   Jim Childs, Associate Editor, Garden Gate Magazine

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