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Garden Design Class for Small Spaces

Mar 11, 2019

I am excited to be teaching a new, 2-hour class on how to create a spectacular garden in smaller spaces.  I will be sharing easy to apply design and accessory tips, as well as featuring perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens, annuals and other smaller scale plants that make BIG impressions.Many of the recommended plants and recommendations…

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Rave reviews for Hydrangea Webinar

Feb 23, 2019

“I just wanted to thank you for your amazing webinar, Not Your Grandma’s Hydrangeas. After being overwhelmed by the all the species and cultivar options but wanting gorgeous hydrangeas for YEARS, I am planning to plant several this spring. Your webinar has given me the clarity I need to choose which to plant. Well, mostly,…

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2019 Perennial of the Year

Feb 21, 2019

Each year the Perennial Plant Association selects one perennial to be the gold medalist. This is based on the input of green industry professionals nationwide. Winners must meet a number of criteria including: *Suitable for a wide range of climatic conditions *Low maintenance *Pest and disease resistant *Readily available in the year of release *Multiple…

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2019 Gardening Trends

Feb 18, 2019

There are some exciting gardening trends predicted for 2019. Each year Garden Media, a company that researches global consumer trends, releases some eye-opening findings related to gardening, landscape design and green living. (photo right, Andrea Ruggs) This year’s report covers a wide range of themes. Not surprisingly, low maintenance landscapes continue to be a priority.…

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Calling All Gardeners and Healthy Food Lovers

Feb 16, 2019

Gardeners and ‘foodies’ alike will want to participate in the hugely popular Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. When googling garden symposium, this premier event appears at the top of the search among over 20,000,000 listings. The 15th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium takes place at the luxurious Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, VT on…

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Happy Valentine’s Day Garden Bouquet

Feb 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the day when some fortunate recipients are blessed with bouquets of lovely flowers or other cherished gifts. Frankly, since this can be a hit or miss occasion, I like to make my own dazzling arrangement harvested from my gardens. One personal favorite is vibrant red-stemmed dogwood paired with rosy-pink pussy…

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Upcoming Gardening Classes with Kerry Ann Mendez

Feb 10, 2019

If you are in the neighborhood, please plan to join me for the below garden classes and lectures: Friday, February 15: Kerry’s 2019 Picks for BEST Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals and Success with Hydrangeas in Colder Climates. Three hour program with refreshments, lecture notes, outstanding garden catalogs, door prizes, garden gift and more. Faddegon’s…

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Feb 8, 2019

Hydrangeas are the most googled flowering shrub on the internet. No wonder they’re such hot selling shrubs. Unfortunately, sometimes the plants don’t live up to the pretty plant pictures on their tags or in magazines. In a few cases, it might be blamed on poor plant genetics. But all too often misinformation or the lack…

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Jan 20, 2019

I’m a huge fan of repurposing and recycling. Just ask my husband (no, I have not recycled him). So what should you do now with your Christmas tree that has brightened your home for weeks? Googling the internet will generate dozens of interesting, if not wacky, ideas. One head-scratching suggestion was to carve it into…

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Premier Northeast Garden Symposium

Jan 18, 2019

Registrations are rolling in for the 15th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium, many from past symposium attendees who rave about the quality of the speakers, magnificent setting, and Gardeners Marketplace. If you have never attended this leading garden symposium held at the renowned Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, VT then it’s time to check out…

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