Wendy Andresen will present the second talk in a series on Tending the Perennial Garden on Tuesday, July 5 at 12 noon at Merryspring Nature Center.

In June, Andresen presented part one of this garden series, which is based on techniques outlined in Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s classic garden reference book, “The Well-Tended Perennial Garden.” In this second part, participants will have the opportunity to see how the plants cut back in June are responding to that treatment. Andresen will point out which plants have bloomed out and can now be cut back and will demonstrate techniques that will keep the garden looking neat and fresh.

Andresen and her husband, Ray, moved to Camden in 2006 from Connecticut, where they owned and managed a garden design and maintenance business. She currently serves as a volunteer at Merryspring, where she maintains the park’s perennial beds.

This program is part of Merryspring’s Summer Tuesday Talk Series, which is co-sponsored by The First.

Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children. There is a $5 charge for non-members. Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or visit the website at merryspring.org.