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Meet Melinda

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, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program airing on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. Melinda also hosts the internationally distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, including the latest Food Gardening for Everyone DVD set. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column, a regular column for Chicagoland Gardening and Wisconsin Gardening magazines and a nationally-distributed gardening column. She appears regularly as a guest expert on national and local television and radio shows.

Melinda is a dynamic presenter, appearing 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. Melinda served as 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 national 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.

Melinda 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. 

Some of Melinda's books & DVDs include:
The Great Courses:  How to Grow Anything DVD series (4 sets)
Can't Miss Small Space Gardening
Midwest Gardener's Handbook
Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide
Minnesota and Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide
Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening
Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening
Jackson and Perkins’ Selecting, Growing and Combining Outstanding Perennials
Jackson and Perkins' Beautiful Roses Made Easy
The Garden Book for Wisconsin
Month-by-Month Gardening in Iowa
Month-by-Month Gardening in Nebraska
Month-by-Month Gardening in the Dakotas
Month-by-Month Gardening in Wisconsin
Month-by-Month Gardening in the Prairielands
My Wisconsin Garden:  A Gardener’s Journal
The Minnesota Gardener’s Guide
The Minnesota Horticultural Society’s Month-by-Month Gardening in Minnesota
The Perfect Lawn: Midwest Series
The Lawn Guide: Midwest Series


Upcoming Appearances

July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour

In-person event

July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
In-person event

July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session 


July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
In-person event

July 28, 2021
Rain Garden Maintenance

Aug. 5-15, 2021
Wisconsin State Fair
In-person event

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

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