Gardener John Fromer will lead the third of four perennial gardening demonstrations at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon.

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the well-maintained perennial garden should keep going. In this next installment of his demonstration series, Fromer will teach about the importance about late season soil tests, how to maintain summer blooms, selecting flowers to cut, and getting the garden ready for fall.

This is an outdoor program, so guests should dress appropriately for weather and wear sturdy shoes. After the presentation, copies of the recommended texts “Perennial Combinations” by C. Colston Burrell and “The Well Tended Perennial Garden” by Tracy DiSabato-Aust will be for sale, along with a selection of gardening tools, books, and plants.

Fromer has been a Maine Master Gardener since 1998 and runs Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable Farm with his wife Kathy, also a Maine Master Gardener. They grow flowers, vegetables and herbs in a sustainable and authentic fashion.

This lecture is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

For more information on this program, please contact or call 236-2239.