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Kerry Ann Mendez is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, writer and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques and workhorse plant material as well as organic 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. She is a garden columnist for Life@Home and Today’s Garden Center magazines and writes freelance pieces for regional and national magazines. As a presenter for Horticulture magazine’s 2010 and 2011 webinar series, her webinars attracted thousands of gardeners from around the country. Kerry co-manages Estabrook’s Nursery in Kennebunk, Maine. She has the unique privilege of being a national spokesperson for Proven Winners and Espoma. Kerry is a self-taught gardener with over 25 years of experience and a ‘passionate perennialist’ that enjoys mixing humor with practical information. Kerry’s top-selling first 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 in March 2011. For more about Kerry and her business, Perennially Yours, visit

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