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Kerry’s new position at Estabrook’s Garden Center

May 21, 2018

It’s another exciting page turner in my life. As of this month, I have accepted a full time, year-round position at Estabrook’s Garden Center and Nursery, providing marketing and sales support; insights to new and trending plant material and sustainable gardening practices; residential design consultations (within 25 miles of the nursery); and overseeing other services…

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Superstar Perennials: Epimedium, Zizia and Thermopsis

May 18, 2018

Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Bicolor Giant’ I was giggling in delight when I purchased this drought tolerant, work horse, shade-loving perennial from Garden Vision Epimediums, one of the Gardeners Marketplace vendors at the 14th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. The gorgeous flowers are large and bi-color, and the leaves are super-sized as well, making it easier to…

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A flowering Vine to Fall in Love With

May 15, 2018

Passionflowers are exotic looking vines that make your heart race. I have grown a number of these beauties, all of which have been in the passiflora species. Most varieties are native to subtropical or tropical regions but there are a few that are cold hardy to Zones 6 and 7. Given that I garden in…

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Sale on 2018 Gardening Video Bundle

May 11, 2018

The 2018 Webinar Video Bundle is now for sale! Enjoy a wealth of practical gardening information and gorgeous pictures featured in this series. This year’s themes were: A Striking, Sustainable Flower Garden by Design; Beauty and the Beast: Bold and Fine Foliaged Plants Make Wonderful Dance Partners (additional striking foliage plants are also featured); Exceptional…

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Upcoming Flower Gardening Lectures

May 8, 2018

Wednesday, May 9: Lecture, ‘The Budget-Wise Gardener’ at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Great River, NY. Tuesday, June 5: Lecture ‘The Budget-Wise Gardener’ and Locally-Sourced Luncheon Buffet at The Lodge on Echo Lake, Warrensburg, NY Thursday, June 14: Three-Hour Garden Lecture Program, Lunch and Tours of Therapeutic Gardens at The Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown, MD.…

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Gardening Webinars by Kerry Ann Mendez

Apr 23, 2018

I have heard Kerry speak in person several times and always enjoy her presentations. Great pictures,great information, great personality. I bought a package of 3 of her webinars and they are terrific. I really appreciate the detailed handouts you can download that accompany them, and again the wonderful garden pictures she shows really give you…

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Breathing Rooms and Forest Bathing

Apr 21, 2018

Have you heard of ‘Breathing Rooms’ and ‘Forest Bathing? These two new trends focus on refreshing the mind and body from being connected 24/7. Marketing reports show that the pressure of constantly being connected, coupled with growing public discontent, is causing depression and anxiety to skyrocket. By 2030, the World Health Organization predicts anxiety will…

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A Bucket List Must For Gardeners!

Apr 18, 2018

The Proven Winners Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan is an over-the-top event on an enchanting island. I have yet to meet an attendee that hasn’t raved about this unique experience! The Grand Garden Show – Sunday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 28 – features outstanding lectures at the impressive Grand Hotel…

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Stonegate, an Amazing Organic Estate Farm

Apr 15, 2018

Garden Design magazine once again hits a home run with their spring, 2018 issue. My friend, Adrian Bloom’s masterwork, Bressingham Gardens, was featured in the last issue. The springmagazine tips a hat to another friend’s horticultural expertise, Matthew Benson. Matthew is not only a fantastic plantsman, author and cook, he is also an award-winning photographer.…

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Inspiring Flower Gardening Classes

Apr 11, 2018

The following three-hour, in-depth gardening programs will be the last I will be offering this spring: Latham, NY (near Albany, NY). Friday, April 13 from 9:00 – Noon at Faddegon’s Nursery. Faddegon’s Nursery was just voted the BEST Garden Center in the Capital Region! Two featured lectures: The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less!…

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