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 GreatGardenSpeakers.com.
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 www.MelindaMyers.com