April 2017 - Lunch & Learn: The Right Size Garden - Exceptional Plants & Designs for Time Pressed Gardeners
Kerry Ann Mendez - Award Winning Speaker, Author and Garden Designer

It was a beautiful Spring day that was most welcome after the all the cold weather we had recently. Ninety-four members and guests joined us for this great presentation from award-winning garden designer, author and lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez. After a brief business meeting which was conducted by President, Wendy McVey, we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Red Fox Bar and Grille Restaurant in Jackson. Members had an opportunity at the break to sign up for our many projects which will be starting soon for all our spring and summer activities. During the lunch, Kerry Ann, owner of Perennially Yours gardening services, showed everyone how to focus on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices.

Change happens! Job demands, kids, hectic schedules, aging bodies and changing interests have led to gardens that are not in balance with our lifestyle. Time for some editing. This inspiring lecture provided easy to follow “right size” strategies, recommended no fuss plant material and design tips for stunning year round gardens that are simple and as close to auto-pilot as you can get. As always, Kerry was amazing. Those who had not seen one of her lectures before came away inspired and ready to make a change in their gardens.

Kerry has written three books and is a garden columnist and freelance writer. Kerry has given lectures, workshops and classes throughout New England, across the United States and even in Canada. She is an entertaining, inspirational and educational speaker who enjoys mingling humor with down-to-earth, garden-transforming expertise. Kerry speaks at garden clubs, symposiums, fundraisers, arboretums, garden shows, garden centers, trade shows and more. Her presentation was concluded by a book sale and signing accompanied by her husband, Sergio.

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