Wendy Andresen will present the third talk in a series on Tending the Perennial Garden on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 12 noon at Merryspring Nature Center.

Andresen has now given talks in both June and July while taking attendees on a tour of the garden. These presentations are based on techniques outlined in Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s classic garden reference book, “The Well-Tended Perennial Garden.” Participants need not have attended prior demonstrations in order to attend part three. In this third part, participants will be able to see the results of earlier pruning and the effect it has on bloom time. In addition, participants will also learn how to clean out and cut back plants that are past their bloom, as well as have the opportunity to view the late summer color.

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 and Jaret and Cohn.

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.