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Lecture: The Budget Wise Gardener with Kerry Mendez

Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY
Saturday at 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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Join garden designer, author, and coast-to-coast lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez, as she suggests smart, innovative choices for beautiful gardens and containers that also save money, time, and water, with tips from her newest book. The elegant results belie their budget-friendly origins. Typical of her trademark mix of inspiration, enthusiasm, and pragmatism, Kerry urges us all to try the shrubby Clematis 'Arabella' as a groundcover or a spiller in containers. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, 'Arabella' is considered the longest blooming clematis, covered in three-inch, blue-violet flowers throughout summer and into the early fall. As an aside, I got another shrubby clematis, 'Mrs. Robert Brydon' to try as a groundcover at Innisfree last year. I think I'll be adding 'Arabella' to the mix. Kerry will host a book signing after her lecture. <br/> <br/><b>Fee: Tickets will be available at the door, and are $30 for Cary Institute, Garden Conservancy, and Innisfree members; $35 for the general public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.</b>