Gardner John Fromer will lead a presentation on preparing perennial gardens for fall and winter at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Oct. 6 at noon.

In this outdoor program, Fromer will teach how to finish dividing the season’s perennials, select the right spring bulbs to plant, and how to close up the garden. John will cover how to protect plants over winter, and explain how steps taken in the fall will promote a healthy, fresh start in the spring.

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.

This event is part of the Summer Talk series. Due to the ongoing pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.

The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information, contact or call 236-2239.