Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener's Handbook, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide, MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy

Melinda hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program which airs on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. and The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, including the latest Food Gardening for Everyone DVD set. She’s a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Melinda also writes a regular column for Chicagoland Gardening, Wisconsin Gardening and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She appears regularly as a guest expert on national and local television and radio shows.

Melinda presents at many of the major flower shows and home & garden events throughout the country each year.  She has the highest rating – 5 stars – on  

Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She also hosted "Yardworks,” a nationally-syndicated yard care and garden show where she interviewed many celebrities in their own backyards. Additionally, she was a contributing editor and columnist for Backyard Living magazine and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening.

Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure.  For her work, community service and media presence, Melinda has received recognition and numerous awards, including the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. In 2017, Myers was inducted into the national Hall of Fame of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, the highest honor that can be given to a member of the association.

Myers has also been awarded the GWA’s Garden Globe Award for radio talent and the Quill and Trowel Award for her television work; the Garden Communicator’s Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association; the International Society of Arboriculture’s Gold Leaf Award; and the Perennial Plant Association’s Garden Media Award. In 2012, Melinda became the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation's Hall of Fame. 

Myers’s website is

Melinda's 2019 Appearances at Ebert's Greenhouse Village:

Sat. April 27th - 11:00 a.m. “Cool Weather Plants to Jump Start Your Garden”

Sat. May 4 - 11 a.m. - "Ask the Plant Doctor" with Melinda Myers. Get your answers to all your lawn and garden questions!

Sun. May 5th - 1:00 p.m. “Low Maintenance Perennials for Beginners”

Sun. May 19th - 2:00 p.m. “Problem Solvers the Natural Way”

Sat. June 8th - 11:00 a.m. “Flowering Shrubs in the Landscape”

Sun. June 9th – 1:00 p.m. - "Ask the Plant Doctor" with Melinda Myers. Get your answers to all your lawn and garden questions!

Sat. July 20th - 11:00 a.m. “Drought Tolerant Perennials”

Thurs. August 1st - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Ladies Night Out; "Ask the Plant Doctor" with Melinda Myers. Get your answers to all your lawn and garden questions!

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