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GARDEN DESIGN: THE FOLIAGE FACTOR

One of the easiest ways to add three seasons of color to a landscape is with foliage. Let’s face it, leaves require a lot less maintenance than most flowers. Yes, we need flowers for their beauty and as a food source for pollinators, but if we introduce more color from leaves (other than various shades/tints…

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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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Outstanding Perennials and Hydrangeas

I will once again be returning to Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, NY (near Albany) to teach an in-depth gardening program. Faddegon’s has a special place in my heart – I used to work there and the folks are like family to me. In addition to an amazing nursery, Faddegon’s also has extensive offerings of indoor…

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Powerhouse Perennials and Outstanding Hydrangea Webinars

Given the time challenges that many of us face, coupled with unpredictable weather as a result of climate change, low-maintenance, unflappable plants, are in high demand. And these stalwarts must also be attractive to both homeowners as well as pollinators. My 2019 gardening Webinars feature some of these amazing plants. On Saturday, January 26th I’ll…

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Beauty and Brawn Perennials

As a garden designer and popular lecturer, I get feedback from thousands – no, tens of thousands – of gardeners who crave high-impact, low-maintenance gardens. They want ‘drop-dead’ gorgeous plants that also benefit pollinators without requiring a lot of water, fertilizer or handholding….and that don’t drop dead after being planted. Here are some of my…

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Webinar Radical Perennials

Last month I announced my first national gardening Webinar – Radical Perennials: Nonstop Color! No-Fuss! Environmentally Responsible! Within weeks there were almost 100 people registered from across the country. How fun is that? The Webinar (a lecture delivered over the Internet) kicks-off on Thursday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) BUT, as long…

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New Perennials for 2015

April is when spring fever hits a boiling point. If you’re like me, your eyes are bloodshot from reading gardening catalogs and your fingers are twitching to get hold of a spade and run wildly into the yard, looking for anything to dig in.  Given our garden insanity, it’s best to keep small pets inside…

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