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Upcoming Appearances

 July 22, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Food Gardening for Everyone – There’s Still Time to Plant & Maximize Your Harvest


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Whether you’ve already planted your food garden or just started, there’s still time to maximize your harvest and fill in those empty spots with short season plantings. We’ll discuss ways to extend the growing season, maximize productivity and keep plants healthy. Not only will you enjoy the added flavor but the knowledge that you will be helping reduce energy used to transport vegetables from the farm to the grocery store. 

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required. 
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August 5, 2020  (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Managing Garden Pests While Keeping Pollinators Safe


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Grow a beautiful landscape and productive garden while being kind to the environment and all-important pollinators. I will discuss eco-friendly products and safe ways to manage insects and diseases that attack landscape plants and edibles. You will learn how to grow a beautiful landscape filled with birds, butterflies, and blooms as well as a productive garden of delicious fruits and vegetables.  

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.
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August 12, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Waterwise Gardening


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Too much or not enough water and never at the right time.  This seems to be the complaint of every gardener.  We’ll take an in-depth look at ways to minimize water use, keep water where it falls, and efficient ways to water when needed. Melinda will provide an in-depth look at many of the drought tolerant plants and ways to manage those that need a bit more moisture.  Melinda will share the benefits of incorporating rain barrels and rain gardens into your landscape and using drip and clay pot irrigation and other water efficient devices.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  
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August 19, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Creating Pollinator Gardens


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape, or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to thank. These essential members of our ecosystem are responsible for much of the food and beauty we enjoy each day. Create the right habitat and you can fill your landscape with bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. We will discuss plant selection and design strategies that will help bring pollinators into your landscape.  Then we’ll take a close look at how to manage the space to keep plants and visiting pollinators healthy. Join ATC and Grow Smart by growing pollinator friendly gardens.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  
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August 26, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Strategies for Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape & The Many Benefits!


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Explore ways you can incorporate natives into your landscape whether gardening in the city, suburbs or on a more expansive piece of property. You will find out about the many benefits of adding natives, including reducing ongoing maintenance, keeping water where it falls, and attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to in your yard and gardens. 

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  
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September 2, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Save Money & Improve Your Soil for Better Gardening Results


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - A healthy garden starts with the soil beneath your feet. Stop hauling yard waste to the dump and kitchen scraps to the garbage. Instead turn it into a useful soil amendment. It will add nutrients and organic matter that improves drainage in heavy soils and the water-holding ability of sandy soils. This means a more bountiful harvest and beautiful gardens for you! I’ll share various composting techniques, including worm composting to help you convert landscape trimmings and plant based kitchen scraps into compost for your garden and containers. This means a more bountiful harvest and beautiful gardens for you!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   
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September 9, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Fall is for Planting - Grow Smart Plants for You and The Pollinators to Enjoy!


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - As the growing season winds down, now is a great time to plan and plant for added beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape.  We’ll discuss what you can plant this time of the year and start planning for next season. Melinda will share tips on creating season long color by selecting a variety of native and other pollinator-friendly plants to add color, texture and motion to next year’s garden.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   
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October 7, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Fall Care for Your Landscape and The Pollinators


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Fall is a great time to prepare your garden for the winter and spring ahead. Keep pollinators in mind as you manage fall leaves, prune shrubs and clean up your landscape for winter.  Melinda will share tips for taking care of your new and established plants with proper watering, winterization, and protection from wildlife to get them through our challenging winters and ready for an eye-catching spring display!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required. 
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October 14, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  The First Steps to Creating a Low Maintenance, Ecofriendly Landscape


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - The first step to transforming your landscape into a more environmentally friendly space for you, the pollinators, and our community.  Melinda will start with manageable strategies from the ground up that fit into your lifestyle and landscape goals. Melinda will provide an overview of environmentally friendly lawn and garden maintenance strategies plus tips for managing water, pests, and other challenges. We’ll discuss simple steps that can make a big difference!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.

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October 21, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Selecting the Best Hydrangea for My Landscape


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - So many choices and not enough space.  Fortunately,there is a hydrangea for every garden and even containers. Melinda will help you find the best hydrangea for your growing conditions, landscape design, and growing goals. Plus, she’ll cover a few native plants that make nice companions to these pollinator-friendly shrubs.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required. 

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October 27-29, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Conference:  Home Sweet Home Online Event

My friend, Jonathon Anderson, Online Event Host and all around Helpful Guy, is hosting a free online event called the Home Sweet Home Event: The Ultimate Homeowners Resource to go from “just a house” to a Home. I am thrilled to be one of the handpicked professionals interviewed for this informative, and action oriented event. Gain access to these pro tips, simple strategies, and gain a new perspective on how easy steps can make a huge difference while preventing a lot of headaches. Each speaker shares their WISDOM, offering simple TECHNIQUES, ADVICE, sharing stories to EQUIP YOU with what to watch out for, and how to make SMART choices as if you are the expert. Whether you want to reinvent your space, to just save money, to learn the best ways to maintain your paradise, or what to watch out for when hiring “experts”, this event is designed to give you the knowledge, the tips, the do’s and don’ts, and most importantly the confidence and simple steps to take care of the backdrop to you and your family’s memories, your Home. I invite you to join me and gain access to this exciting online event.

I'll be sharing gardening advice the afternoon of Oct. 27th and the morning of Oct. 29th, covering "How to Get Started with Your Garden" and "Top 10 Low Maintenance Houseplants."

This online event is FREE but registration is required.

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October 28, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Why Won't My Hydrangea Bloom & Other Issues


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - You are not alone. This is one of the most frequently asked questions related to hydrangeas. Melinda will offer suggestions for improving the flowering of your hydrangeas plus she’ll cover other hydrangea-related challenges. As always, there will be time for questions.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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November 11, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Healthful Gardening Seminar Series: 
Brighten Dreary Winter Days by Forcing Bulbs into Bloom


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Don’t worry if you didn’t get all your spring flowering bulbs planted this fall. Pot them up, give them a chill and enjoy their bloom indoors this winter. Add more color to your indoor décor with some amaryllis and paperwhites. Filling your home with flowers will lift everyone’s spirits, reduce stress, and keep your green thumb in shape over winter.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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November 18, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Healthful Gardening Series: 
Growing Holiday Plants to Brighten Your Home & Relieve Stress


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Flowers generate a smile in just a few seconds and that positive feeling lasts for days. Boost your mood and reduce stress with colorful holiday plants. Melinda will share tips on selecting and caring for holiday plants to grow or give as gifts. Plus, she will show you some creative ways to dress up your houseplants for the holiday season.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

 

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January 13, 2021
Virtual Healthful Gardening Series: 
Improve Your Indoor Environment with Houseplants - Tips for Indoor Gardening Success
 


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Add a bit of greenery and color to your home’s décor while improving your indoor air quality and elevating your mood. Whether you are 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 will provide tips on watering, fertilizing, transplanting and more to help you keep your indoor plants looking their best.  

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a webinar reminder email one hour before the webinar.
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January 20, 2021
Virtual Healthful Gardening Series: 
Grow Flavorful and Nutritional Herbs Indoors


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Fight the winter blues and boost your winter meals flavor and nutrition with homegrown herbs. Plant a windowsill herb garden filled with your favorites.  Melinda will tell you how to start your garden from seeds or transplants. She’ll also share tips on proper care, harvesting and more.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a webinar reminder email one hour before the webinar.
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February 17, 2021
Virtual Healthful Gardening Series: 
Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors 


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Bring your edible garden indoors for fresh, flavorful, and nutritious additions to your winter meals. Learn how to grow microgreens on the counter, herbs on your windowsill, and how about a few fresh limes and lemons?  These are all fun homegrown projects that will add flavor and nutrition to your meals, cocktails, and desserts. Melinda will also tell you how to convert kitchen scraps such as pineapple tops, avocado seeds, ginger root, and other edibles from kitchen scraps into indoor plants. Then once you have your list of edibles to grow indoors, she will share tips on how to successfully care for them and keep them producing. 

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a webinar reminder email one hour before the webinar.
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February 24, 2021
Virtual Healthful Gardening Series: 
Low Maintenance Gardening for Loads of Beauty & Health Benefits 


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Build your physical, mental, and spiritual strength as you burn calories planting and tending your garden. Melinda will share strategies and techniques to use that will help you incorporate wonderful plants that provide nutrition, fragrance, and beauty throughout your landscape. Melinda will also discuss space and energy efficient garden design tricks to keep you gardening even when time, energy and space are limited.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

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Jan. 13, 2021
Houseplants - Tips for Success
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Jan. 20, 2021
Growing Herbs Indoors
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Feb. 17, 2021
Growing Edibles Indoors
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Feb. 24, 2021
Low Maintenance Gardening
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