Nationally known gardening expert

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

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Appearances and Webinars – Melinda Myers 2022

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m.
WEBINAR: Taking your Veggie Garden to the Next Level with Melinda Myers

Your vegetable gardening efforts have been rewarding but you are ready to employ new strategies to boost your harvest and enjoyment.  Melinda will cover various strategies, share new productive varieties, and provide space saving tips that will take your vegetable garden to the next level.  Tips on how you can plant earlier, harvest later and maximize the harvest throughout the season will also be discussed.

Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m.
WEBINAR: All About Houseplants with Melinda Myers

Add a bit of greenery and color to your home’s décor while improving your indoor air quality and elevating your mood. Whether you’re new to indoor gardening or considering giving it another try, Melinda will help you select the right plants for your indoor growing conditions, interior design, and busy schedule. She’ll provide tips on watering, fertilizing, transplanting and more to keep your indoor plants looking their best.  

Thursday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m.
WEBINAR: Jump Start Your Season and Protect Your Plants with Melinda Myers

Shopping early ensures the greatest selection of plants, but it isn’t always the best time to plant. Learn what flowers and vegetables you can plant in the cooler, often unpredictable spring weather. Then keep those warm weather favorites like tomatoes, impatiens, and coleus safe until the conditions are right for them to stand on their own in the garden. Melinda will cover tips for protecting plants from the cold and helping them transition into the garden or planter.

Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m.
IN-PERSON APPEARANCE: Cutting Gardens thru the Seasons with Melinda Myers

Grow your own garden-fresh flowers to enjoy in your home or to share with others.  Fresh flowers generate a smile in just seconds and the joy last for days. Melinda will cover a variety of easy-care flowers that provide color and cut flowers from spring through fall. Plus, she’ll share tips for including them in existing vegetable gardens, raised beds, or mixed borders.

Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m.
IN-PERSON APPEARANCE: Rose Care 101 with Melinda Myers

Roses make great additions to the landscape. Selecting the right variety for your space and gardening style can ensure success with minimal care. Melinda will cover hardy, easy-care roses sure to add colorful blooms and rose hips for you, pollinators, and birds to enjoy.

Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m.
IN-PERSON APPEARANCE: The Wonderful World of Hydrangeas with Melinda Myers

So many choices and not enough space. Fortunately, there is a hydrangea for every garden and container. Melinda will help you find the best hydrangea for your growing conditions, landscape design, and growing goals. Plus, she’ll cover planting, ongoing care and pruning for each type of hydrangea.

Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m.
IN-PERSON APPEARANCE: Preparing Your Garden for Winter with Melinda Myers

You worked hard planting and tending your landscape throughout the summer. Make sure your plants are ready for our challenging winter ahead and ready for an eye-catching spring display. Melinda will discuss what plants to leave standing over winter for you, the pollinators, and birds to enjoy and those that need to be pruned now or next spring. Melinda will share tips on mulching to increase winter survival and proper lawn fertilization as well.