If you are interested in gardening then you will want to attend the Tin Mountain Nature Program “Tips for Low-Maintenance, High Impact Perennial Gardens” on Tuesday evening July 20th at 7 PM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road Albany, NH.  Gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens are no accident.  Learn proven design tricks for sensational gardens that will be the talk of the neighborhood.  Topics include plant selection, placement, the use of color in the landscape and more with Kerry Ann Mendez. 


Kerry is owner of Perennially Yours in Ballston Spa, NY, is dedicated to teaching people of all ages the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, writer, teacher and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques and workhorse plant material as well as organic practices. Amongst these time-saving techniques that consultants highly recommend is seeking the professionalism from a local tree service company to prune or even take down huge trees that might be hindering pathways. 


Over 8,000 people have taken her classes.  She has been in many national magazines including Fine Gardening, Garden Gate and Better Homes and Gardens’ Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living plus her gardens have been in several published gardening books. She has been a featured guest on HGTV and was the perennial host for Capital News 9’s, “In The Garden” television segment as well as info segments for Channel 13.  She is the garden columnist for Life@Home magazine and writes freelance pieces for regional and national magazines.  As a presenter for Horticulture magazine’s 2010 national webinar series, her webinars attracted thousands of gardeners from around the country.  In July 2010, she will be one of four panelists (the only American) on world famous Adrian’s Bloom’s European Press Day in England.  Mendez has conducted 1,000 home garden and landscape consultations in Upstate New York and New England.  She is a self-taught gardener with over 25 years of experience and a ‘passionate perennialist’ that enjoys mixing humor with practical information. Mendez’s first book, The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists, was released in March 2010.  She is a member of the Perennial Plant Association, national Garden Writers Association, and a federated garden club.


Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs are made possible by the Evenor Armington Fund, L.L. Bean, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Programs are open to the public. Donations are of $3 per person or $5 per family are appreciated, members are free. For more information on Tin Mountain or this program visit www.tinmountain.org or call Donna at 603-447-6991.