New Computer-Based Format for Personal Gardening Education
I'm excited to introduce a new education option to complement my popular gardening lectures to live audiences. The new Webinars (online seminars) enable me to teach gardeners right on their personal computer devices the art of high-impact, low maintenance, sustainable flower gardening and landscaping. It is a very convenient and affordable option offered to individual registrants only. It is not available for groups, however, as it is not intended to replace, but to supplement, my lectures to live audiences.
Affordable! The Webinar registration fee is only $12.
Convenient! Learn anywhere, anytime. Replay available as many times as you like. You can view the narrated PowerPoint lecture whenever it suits your schedule.
Substantial Content! Each Webinar is typically 60+ minutes.
Detailed Lecture Notes! Available for printing to provide a permanent reference.
Question and Answers! Type questions during the live broadcast and receive answers via email within a week.
Technology Flexibility! Available on any computer device: desktop, laptop, tablets, smart phone (Webinar Computer Requirements and Video) with free diagnostic service provided.
Continuing Education Unit/Credit! Approval application provided for printing.
Privacy Assured! Personal information and email NEVER shared.
Coming Up Next ...
The Spring 2020 Webinar Series
Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Do you have a small space to garden but want BIG results? Or perhaps your property is large BUT you have a spot that gets lots of ‘eye-traffic’? Maybe it’s the main entrance to your home or an entertainment area that needs jazzing up? This eye-opening presentation provides clever design and accessorizing tips for maximizing and extending color in smaller spaces. The lecture features remarkable, no-fuss perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens and annuals that provide three seasons (or more) of beauty plus neat habits. Pollinator-friendly plants and sustainable practices are emphasized.
Gardening Simplified: Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens!
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
This lecture features garden-transforming, pollinator-friendly tips that reduce maintenance while magnifying a garden’s year-round beauty. We’ll cover many ‘Aha!’ insights including exceptional design ideas; powerhouse plants; healthier gardening practices; no-fuss container gardening; clever, money-saving shopping pointers; and so much more. More of these resourceful suggestions are featured in my popular books The Right-Size Flower Garden and The Budget-Wise Gardener.
Past Webinars Now for Sale
All past webinars are available for purchase for just $13.95.
You'll receive a personalized link to the video allowing you to watch it online at any time, from any device, as many times as you want. Note that it cannot be downloaded.
Each video comes with a lecture handout (including all the plants featured in the video).
This Webinar, that received rave reviews, showcases superhero perennials that provide superb color through flowers and/or leaves month after month. And, these head-turners are low-maintenance and low input, meaning they don’t require excessive water, fertilizer or pampering. These ‘do-gooders’ not only get an “A” from us for their fabulous performance, but also thankful nods of approval from happy pollinators and other treasured wildlife. Plants range in hardiness from Zones 3 to 8. Originally presented on October 27, 2017.
Breathtaking gardens are our classroom for great take-away lessons that elevate landscapes from ordinary to spectacular! What better time than drab winter days to view stunning gardens and plan outstanding make-overs for your own landscape come next spring. The presentation embraces many elements of great design, including the use of focal points, plant material, garden rooms, repetition, color, texture, scale and much more. (Photo Chanticleer Gardens. Photo by Rob Cardillo. Copywrited)
Do you want to add drama, winter interest and colorful flowers to your gardens while reducing maintenance? Then include spectacular flowering shrubs, many of which feature dazzling foliage! This video emphasizes varieties that are drought-tolerant, require minimum fertilizer and are pollinator friendly. It showcases many new plants and includes pruning requirements and design tips.
Kerry Ann Mendez presents Captivating Flowering Vines
In the video, you'll discover gorgeous flowering vines - annual, woody and perennial - that carry the eye up, down and all around. I describe the different ways that vines climb, as well as the best supports to use so the vines don't take over your garden! I also share some inspiring design ideas for screening eyesores, enhancing privacy, creating shade, and establishing low-maintenance groundcovers. This presentation will have you ‘thinking outside the box’!
Guest speaker Dr. Allan Armitage presents Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots.
Discover the fascinating tales behind how many plants got their unusual common names. This is a fun and enlightening lecture, filled with colorful pictures and tips on how to grow many of these plants.
Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world.
A Striking, Sustainable Flower Garden by Design
Who doesn’t want head-turning, planet-friendly gardens that are the talk of the neighborhood and the pollinator world? Topics covered in this presentation include right plant-right place with an emphasis on natives; smart water practices, natural insect controls, sources for neonic-free plants, maintaining healthy soil, living mulches, winning the war against weeds naturally, and more.
Beauty and the Beast: Bold and Fine Foliaged Plants Make Wonderful Dance Partners
Contrast…..Tension….. Energy…….Beauty! Dynamic foliage is the magic ingredient that elevates ho-hum gardens to unforgettable works of art. Large leaves among numerous small-leaves specimens add immediate drama as well as balance. Foliage choices are endless, offering a vast array of colors, shapes and textures….deciduous and evergreen. This lecture zooms in on big, brawny specimens as well as delicate beauties. The marriage of the two is breathtaking – far more remarkable as a team than solo players. Suggested pairings and design tips are included.
Fascinating Plants for Shade Gardens
This illuminating presentation will help you see your way out of the dark to reveal a candy store brimming with gorgeous specimens for part shade or shade. Featured plants include perennials, flowering shrubs, annuals, bulbs and flowering vines ranging in hardiness from Zones 3 to 8. The lecture also includes design tips and lovely plant combinations. Who knows….you might even want to plant a shade tree after watching the Webinar!
Twofer Perennials: Plants with Eye-Catching Flowers and Foliage
Do you dream of a garden packed with abundance, drama and multi-season interest? Then this lecture is for you. Discover knockout perennials that dazzle the eye with a one-two punch – extraordinary flowers and foliage. There is never a dull moment using these standouts in the landscape. Superstars for all light conditions, ranging from Zones 3 to 8, will be featured. The presentation also includes some top-rated sources for these plants, including local garden centers.
Powerhouse Perennials That Work Overtime... So You Don't!
Life is demanding enough without having to also pamper fussy, second-rate perennials. We need spectacular superhero plants that save the day (and our backs). This presentation features gorgeous ‘A-team’ perennials for sun and shade, ranging in hardiness from Zones 3 – 9. Many natives (and nativars) as well as new introductions are included.
Not Your Grandma’s Hydrangeas: The Best Hydrangeas Plus Tried and Proven Tips for Growing Them
Hydrangeas are the number one flowering shrub googled on the internet. These highly esteemed shrubs can cause both joy and frustration. Unravel the mystery for having traffic-stopping Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This presentation covers the five different species commonly sold. Knowing the difference between each, pruning needs, and which Hydrangea is the best choice for YOUR garden is the key to success! The talk includes many NEW introductions as well as recommendations for growing Hydrangeas in containers.