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Flower Perfumania!

The fragrance of Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis), like some Oriental and Orienpet lilies, can either cause you to swoon or gag. Some find the fragrance intoxicating – others find it overpowering. Hyacinth is one of the longest-lived spring blooming bulbs.  They come in all colors from white, cream, pink, deep purple, lavender, apricot, cobalt blue and…

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10 LESSONS FROM FAMOUS GARDENS

Garden Design’s recent blog titled 10 Lessons from Famous Gardens is riveting and thought provoking! It is packed with so many awesome suggestions. I already knew about some of these design enhancing ideas before BUT I still gained a fresh perspective from seeing these implemented in noteworthy gardens!  I loved the tip about using color in the garden. …

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Garden Design Class for Small Spaces

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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2019 Gardening Trends

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

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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Upcoming Gardening Classes with Kerry Ann Mendez

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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GARDEN DESIGN OFFERS A WEALTH OF GREAT GARDENING IDEAS

I was sad to see Garden Design discontinue their one-of-a-kind, quarterly gardening magazine, BUT thank goodness their website abounds with even MORE fantastic gardening features and ideas. The website is a great tool to use while planning (or dreaming about) your garden. This online resource of photo galleries, plant information, and design details is free…

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Over the Top Container Designs

I have become increasingly interested in creating head-turning containers since moving to our condominium in Maine four years ago. Gardening space is at a premium. Containers of all sizes and shapes decorate my front deck, side porch, entrance sidewalk and spots in the landscape where it is impossible to dig in the ground. Many of…

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Daylilies and Dreamy Gardens

Garden Design magazine is geared to garden enthusiasts! If you love full-length stories (some run 10 to 20 pages to include lots of glorious photography) on plants, gardens, and practical design ideas—all presented without ads – then Garden Design is for you. If you don’t get Garden Design yet, the Summer 2018 issue is a…

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A flowering Vine to Fall in Love With

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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