John Fromer will lead the final part of his perennial gardening series at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon.

After a couple hard frosts, it is time to put the garden to bed. Fromer's final perennial gardening demonstration of 2016 will teach guests how to cut down plants, show how to plant fall bulbs, review the growing season, and anticipate next year’s garden. The walking demonstration will also identify plants and how they work together in the autumn garden as combinations.

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.

The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact info@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.