Wendy Andresen will present the second installment of her Tending the Perennial Garden lecture at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, June 24, at noon.

Andresen will demonstrate techniques and tips to help perennial gardens thrive throughout the year. June is a crucial month for perennials, as they need to be pruned and managed correctly to ensure growth and blooming all summer. This interactive tour of the perennial beds will cover the basics of perennial gardening, including pinching, pruning, grooming, and supporting plants. Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s book "The Well-Tended Perennial Garden" will serve as a reference for this series. Copies of that book and gardening items will be on sale after the presentation.

Participants should meet outside at Merryspring’s gazebo at noon. Guests are reminded to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing to this event. This talk is part of a continuing series, with a new installment occurring once every three weeks between June and October.

After owning and managing a garden design and maintenance business in Connecticut, Andresen and her husband Ray moved to Camden in 2006. She currently serves as a volunteer at Merryspring, where she maintains the park's perennial beds.

This presentation is part of the Spring Talk Series at Merryspring, which is being sponsored by The First. Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with $5 fee for non-members.

For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org.