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Available topics for garden club talks:

Small trees, big impact

Shrubs for all seasons

Trees and shrubs for Midwest gardens

Garden travels

Top performing perennials

Garden inspiration from the Philadelphia Flower Show

What to grow consultations:

One-on-one consultations for homeowners and business owners are available. Recent consultations have included what to grow for a cut flower business, what vegetables and herbs to grow for a professional chef, and what trees to plant. Start the conversation with an email or call 913-744-9403.

About us:

Susan Mertz, resident gardener with a passion for growing our gardening community. She is a garden writer with national and regional clients with 18 years sales, marketing and horticulture writing experience for wholesale nurseries and growers in Kansas City. Member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators and Western Nursery and Landscape Association. Board member of Gardeners Connect, Kansas City. Past president of the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association.

Allison Mertz, digital content and social media editor.

Mailing address:

Susan Mertz


15621 W. 87th Street, #413

Lenexa, KS 66219

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