Spring Garden Tips

April 24, 2014 - 25th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show

April 24, 2014

3 p.m. - Eco-Friendly Vegetable Gardening Success -
Increase your vegetable garden’s productivity with minimal time and effort, while being kind to the environment. I’ll share eco-friendly pest management strategies, water wise gardening tips and ways to improve the soil in your vegetable gardens. Plus, I’ll provide tips on planting, harvesting and care to insure a bountiful harvest each year!

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

For more information click here.

A special thanks to BB-one-line-logo-2010for bringing Melinda to our show!


April 26, 2014 - The Morton Arboretum - Edible Gardening Workshop

April 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Edible Gardening Workshop - Flavorful Landscapes with Limited Time, Space & Budget -
Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into the plan. Whether you have a dedicated garden or squeeze fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your landscape wherever space allows, I will help you grow lots of produce no matter your limitations. We will explore products and plant varieties as well as planting and harvesting techniques to help increase your vegetable gardening success! I will provide design, planting, and time-saving care tips for popular vegetables. Plus, I’ll feature new varieties with extra ornamental appeal.

The Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532  

For more information or to register, click here.


May 10, 2014 - Hartford Garden Club

May 10, 2014

Join me as I present:

9-11 a.m. - Easy & Affordable Landscape Makeovers - Make your landscape a welcome retreat, entertainment center or just a beautiful space to view without taking up a lot of time and energy. Changing the layout, adding some key plants and new plant introductions, incorporating containers and fine-tuning your maintenance practices can make a big difference in the beauty and enjoyment of your landscape.

Location: Schauer Center in Hartford

For more information, click here.


May 15, 2014 - Center for Communication, Deafness, Hearing Gardens 2014 Luncheon

May 15, 2014, 11:30 - 2 pm

Join me as I present "Growing for Orchids and Other Indoor Flowering Plants"

Location:  Woman's Club of Wisconsin - 813 East Kilbourn Avenue

For more information or to buy tickets, visit:  http://www.cchdwi.org/gardens/


May 31, 2014 - Gillette Master Gardeners' Garden and Landscape Seminar

May 31, 2014

Join me as I present:

"Vegetable Gardening Success" and

"Green & Easy Gardening"

Gillette College Tech Center • 300 West Sinclair Gillette, WY 82718


June 25, 2014 - Cedar Rapids Garden Club Event

June 25, 2014

Details coming soon!

Location: Cedar Rapids Public Library, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA


June 26, 2014 - 2014 Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference

June 26, 2014

Join me as I present:

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Add A Little Star Power to Your Garden
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. - Go Vertical - Green Walls and Other Vertical Gardening Techniques

Location:  Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St Bettendorf, IA 52722

For more information click here.

A special Thanks to BB-one-line-logo-2010 for providing magazines for our attendees!



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