Garden Therapy: Tips for reducing stress, Improving Health and Growing Gorgeous Gardens

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

Event Details

This eye-opening presentation will introduce you to remarkable plants and time-saving gardening products & tools that benefit your health, as well as the well-being of the planet, while also beautifying your gardens!

Kerry Ann Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours, is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, author and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices. She has been in numerous magazines including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate and Better Homes and Gardens' Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living. Mendez was a featured guest on HGTV and hosted Capital News 9’s In the Garden television segment as well as info segments for Channel 13. Kerry Ann was awarded the 2014 Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, an honorary medal presented to outstanding horticulturalists, plant innovators, and those who have made significant contributions to the enjoyment and appreciation of plants and the environment. As a presenter for Horticulture magazine’s 2010 and 2011 webinar series, her webinars attracted thousands of gardeners from around the country. Kerry Ann works at Estabrook’s Nursery in Kennebunk, Maine. Prior to that she was the Director of Marketing for Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, NY. She has the unique privilege of being a national spokesperson for Proven Winners and Espoma.

Kerry Ann is a self-taught gardener with over 25 years of experience and a "passionate perennialist' that enjoys mixing humor with practical information. Kerry Ann’s first top-selling book, The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists, was released in March 2010; followed by her second book, Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens-Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark in March 2011. Her third book, The Right-Size Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices, will be available February 2015. It provides time-tested solutions for aging and time-pressed gardeners.
Find out more about Kerry Ann on her website: pyours.com

Event Type(s): Author Talks, Gardening, Library Programs
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