Kerry Ann Mendez has written four gardening books:
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The Right-Size Flower Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices
Kerry Ann's newest book will be available February 2015. It's all about sanity ruling in your 21st century garden! The Right-Size Flower Garden offers time-saving design tips and exceptional plants for achieving balance between your love of gardening and time and ability to do so. Drought tolerant plants; perennials and annuals that don’t need deadheading; no prune shrubs; long-lived, naturalizing bulbs; the illusion that you have more plants than you actually do, due to their astonishing display; are some of the treasured nuggets covered in this book. The easy-to-follow, targeted solutions shared in The Right-Size Flower Garden provide joyful liberation for all aging and time-pressed gardeners – you and me! Implementing these recommendations are not only good for you, they’re good for the planet. When you know better, you do better.
The book will be available at Kerry Ann's lectures and nationally through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and fine book stores. 175 pages. 350 color photos. The cover price is $18.95. You may also purchase a signed book from Perennially Yours for a special price of only $24, including shipping! Available February 15, 2015.
The Ultimate Flower Gardener's Top Ten Lists
70 Garden-Transforming Lists, Money Saving Shortcuts, Design Tips & Smart Plant Picks for Zones 3 through 7 features 70 lists and strategies for growing gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens. The book features hundreds of powerhouse perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals; proven design tips for a range of conditions; a monthly garden calendar; organic practices; an insider's tips on saving money; and garden care shortcuts. A wealth of practical information is delivered in a fun, inspiring manner by a garden designer and teacher of thousands, me. For a the top ten theme lists and chapters, click here. 260 pages, 51 color photographs, soft cover. Cover price $23.95. You may also purchase a signed book from Perennially Yours for a special price of only $26, including shipping!
Garden writer Kerry Ann Mendez provides valuable information in this work, based on her experiences growing perennials and serving as a garden consultant in the northeastern United States. In the introduction, she reminds the reader of the importance of evaluating the specific environment for plantings before their selection. She then reviews her favorite plants for various purposes, sites, flower, and foliage. The reader will appreciate her special tips on garden design and care, as well as strategies for dealing with garden pests. On the practical side, there is a listing of useful money-saving gardening suggestions, which include buying from mail-order companies.— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden.
Kerry Ann Mendez is a creative horticultural educator who has taken a fresh approach to writing a gardening book. The how-to has been broken down into 70 essential topics, each with its own dedicated list of top ten ideas to guide the gardener to success. Many of the topics are particular to specific gardening challenges, so that readers may hone in only on those issues that are relevant to their own gardening environment... Novices are sometimes overwhelmed by the wealth of horticultural information that they think they need in order to get started. Not anymore! This book encapsulates all of that knowledge, summarizes the essentials and removes the stress of the unknown. Owning this book is the next best thing to hiring a garden coach. Allan Becker Garden Guru, Montreal. For more on Allan's review, click here.
Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens: Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark
52 Garden-Transforming Lists for Smart Plant Picks, Design Tips, and Garden Care Shortcuts. Cool, soothing, lush shade gardens. They're magical. Unfortunately achieving these can be frustrating and elusive for many. Not any more. With the same straight-forward, cut-to-the-chase manner that I wrote my first book, I penned this illuminating reference containing 52 top ten lists ranging from perennials, annuals, flowering shrubs, evergreens, ornamental grasses, bulbs and more that dance in the shade. 190 pages, 55 color photographs, soft cover. Cover price $21.95. You may also purchase a signed book from Perennially Yours for a special price of only $24, including shipping!
Both books provide 'I wish I had known' tried and true gardening solutions for gorgeous, low-maintenance perennial gardens including how to jump-start gardens in spring and extend fall color. My bottom-line lists include what plants thrive in specific locations; time-saving tools and maintenance shortcuts; the best defensive strategies for offensive lines of rabbits, deer, voles, chipmunks and slugs; rewarding design tips and plant combinations; and money-saving angles. Plant lists also include design tips and cultural advice. Chapter Six in both books features colorful photographs of outstanding plants as well as garden vignettes.
My special thanks to the following great plant companies for providing images for this book: Bluestone Perennials, Gardener�s Supply Company, Perennial Resource, Plant Delights Nursery, Pride Corner Farms, Proven Winners, Sunny Border Nurseries
The Smart Plant Shopper’s Top Ten Lists for Exceptional Perennials, Shrubs, Annuals and More for Zones 3 – 7
This e-book is designed to be a one-of-a-kind shopping tool for picking no-fuss winners at garden centers. It provides 120 different color plant images along with in-depth information about each plant. Both sun and shade plants are covered. Twenty-six lists feature perennials, flowering shrubs, bulbs, climbing vines, groundcovers, annuals and more. Many lists are updated from those in my first book, The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists.
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