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Upcoming Appearances

UPCOMING APPEARANCES & WEBINARS:

July 17, 2021
Beautify the Shady Spots in your Landscape seminar & Sanger House Gardens Tour
benefitting The Mitchell Park Conservatory

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (in-person event) - Don’t let a lack of sunlight stop you from creating a beautiful garden. Discover a wide range of perennials and a few shrubs that tolerate and brighten those shady spots in your landscape. Join me at Sanger House Gardens for a unique opportunity to learn about and see new introductions and traditional shade garden favorites. Then tour the 2/3-acre city garden where you’ll discover a variety of beautiful plants, unique combinations, and other landscape features sure to inspire. While touring you will have a chance to chat with the owners Steve Bialk and Angela Duckert who built and designed this special place. Proceeds from the event support The Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes).

I hope you can join me a as we delve into the world of shade gardening, exploring the many options you have to beautify those shady spots in your landscape!

Location:  Sanger House Gardens, 1823 N Palmer St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

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July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials and Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin


1  p.m. central (in-person appearance) - Wisconsin summers can be brutal on gardens and the gardeners tending them. Reduce maintenance and increase success by growing perennials and shrubs that thrive even as temperatures rise. Melinda Myers will cover a variety of heat and drought tolerant plants you can add to your garden now or in the future. Matching the plants to Wisconsin’s climate helps reduce maintenance and increase your gardening success. There will also be time at the end for Melinda to answer your plant selection and gardening questions.

Venue:  Ebert's Greenhouse Village, W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia, WI

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


6:30 - 7:30 p.m. central (Live Webinar) - Now that we're well into the growing season, you may have some pressing gardening questions or issues. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers is back for a live Question & Answer session to field your questions, discuss problems she is finding in gardens and landscapes, and share solutions to help you be successful in your gardening endeavors.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour 
presented by Pewaukee Area Arts Council


10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (in-person appearance)- "Ask The Plant Doctor" Question & Answer 
Get answers to all your gardening questions from gardening expert, TV/radio host & author and columnist Melinda Myers

Location: Tour Garden, N35W28364 Taylors Woods Rd., Pewaukee 

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August 5-15, 2021
Wisconsin State Fair
 

11: 30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. daily (in-person) - Gardening Fun for Everyone! with Melinda

Location:  We Energies' Energy Park stage inside Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

ON DEMAND WEBINARS:

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Improve Your Indoor Environment with Houseplants - Tips for Indoor Gardening Success  

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. 

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Grow Flavorful and Nutritional Herbs Indoors

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.

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Low Maintenance Houseplants for Low Light Situations

A lack of light is the most common challenge indoor gardeners face.  Selecting the right plant for the growing conditions is the first step to success. We’ll discuss the best low light plants for indoor gardening and strategies for keeping them looking their best.  Low maintenance techniques and supplemental lighting will be part of our discussion.  

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Organic Control for Houseplant Pests

Yellow sticky leaves, webbing and distorted growth may mean insects are feasting on your plants. It is possible to manage these pests while keeping our pets and children safe. We’ll cover practical, effective and organic control options for fungus gnats, scale, aphids, mites and other common houseplant pests. And there will be plenty of time at the end of the webinar to answer your houseplant questions.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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Getting Started Growing Vegetable & Flower Gardens

Starting your first or even your second garden can be overwhelming. We’ll cover the basics in this webinar to help you get off to a great start this garden season. There will be tips on designing the garden, preparing the soil, as well as planting seeds and plants. As always, there will be time at the end of the webinar to answer your questions.

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Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors 

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. 

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Low Maintenance Gardening for Loads of Beauty & Health Benefits 

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.

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How to Plan Your Rain Garden

Like any gardening endeavor, planting a rain garden starts with a plan. Gardening expert Melinda Myers walks you through the step-by-step process of planning your rain garden. It starts with selecting the best location then determining the shape and size. Tips for maximizing beauty and pollinator appeal as well as minimizing short- and long-term maintenance will be part of the planning process.

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10 Ways to Spice Up Your Garden with Summer-Blooming Bulbs


Grow cannas, gladiolas, dahlias and other summer-blooming bulbs for added color, form and beauty in your garden.  These summer bloomers attract pollinators and provide lots of flowers for your garden bouquets. Plant them in existing flowerbeds, mixed borders and cutting gardens.  Or dedicate a row or bed in the vegetable garden for these flowers.  You’ll be able to pick a few flowers while harvesting your vegetables to enjoy with your garden-fresh meals.

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How to Plan a Vegetable Garden


Plan now for your best garden yet. Whether it's your first, second or tenth garden Melinda will share strategies to help increase success and maximize your garden’s productivity. She’ll discuss everything from soil preparation, plant selection, planting, care and harvesting techniques to ensure the best flavor and biggest harvest. Space saving techniques like succession plantings, interplanting and growing vertical will also be included.

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How to Select Rain Garden Plants


Selecting the right plant for the growing conditions is always an important step when planning and planting a garden. It is even more critical when it comes to rain gardens. Gardening expert, TV/radio host & author Melinda Myers will cover a variety of rain garden plants from short to tall, for sun and a few for the shade. She will help you plan for color and interest throughout the year as well as select plants that attract pollinators and support songbirds. 

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Helpful Ideas for New Plant Parents


Just like any new adventure, gardening success is all about getting started. To ease some of your apprehension we’ll cover the basics to help you be successful growing plants in Wisconsin. We’ll provide pointers for selecting and planting annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Practical soil preparation tips will help you create a healthy foundation for your plants. Then we’ll discuss how to keep them healthy with proper watering, fertilizing and care. And as always there will be time to answer your questions.

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Be a Part of the Solution - Plant a Landscape that Makes a Difference


Plants and environmentally-friendly landscapes are one way individuals can help our planet. Using a diverse plant palette, natives whenever possible and appropriate, and keeping water where it falls – so it can be cleaned and filtered before entering the groundwater – are just a few of the strategies Melinda Myers will discuss. The focus will be a comprehensive approach that can be phased in with strategies to fit various-sized landscapes as well as those with time and/or budget restraints.

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Well Loved Wisconsin Garden Plants

Easy to grow, favorite plants guaranteed to give your Wisconsin garden a boost. Everything from bulbs to perennials, flowers, edibles, and trees to create a flourishing Wisconsin garden. Plus plant combinations to attract pollinators, provide season long color, and provide winter interest for you to enjoy and birds to dine upon.

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Tomatoes: Maximize Your Harvest & Minimize Insect & Disease Problems

Whether your tomatoes are already in the ground or you are waiting to plant, we’ll help you grow your best harvest yet. I will share tips and tricks on planting, training and care so you maximize your harvest whether you’re growing tomatoes in gardens or containers. Plus, she’ll share ways to avoid, and if needed, manage insect and disease problems that plague tomatoes. I’ll end with answering your gardening questions.

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Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens, Shoreline Gardens & Those to Avoid


Selecting the right plant for the growing conditions is just as important when planning your rain gardens, shoreline plantings and water gardens. We’ll cover the top plants to include in these types of gardens. Plus, a look at aggressive and invasive plants to avoid and tips on properly disposing of those found in existing gardens. You’ll save yourself a lot of work growing the right plant for these types of plantings as you create beautiful gardens and help protect our lakes and waterways.

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Planting Your Rain Garden


You’ve selected the location, purchased your plants and now you are ready to start planting. We’ll take a step-by-step approach to make this process as easy as possible. We’ll discuss fine-tuning the garden design, preparing the planting bed, and setting plants in place for an attractive display. Once in the ground, you’ll need to provide your plants a bit of TLC the first few years as they develop a deep drought-tolerant root system. Once established, you’ll enjoy the many benefits with minimal maintenance.

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Gardening with Kids!


Get the whole family involved growing nutritious and delicious vegetables, planting pollinator friendly gardens, and creating toad-friendly habitats. Gardening expert, TV/radio host and author Melinda Myers will share strategies for getting kids involved in gardening activities, rainy day garden activities, and more. We will start with garden planning activities, include some fun plants kids will want to grow and vegetables they will want to eat.

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Creative Container Gardening


Don’t let a lack of space stop you from gardening. Create your own bit of paradise in a pot. Combine long blooming plants with bold foliage for growing colorful containers in Wisconsin all season long. Fill planters with your favorite vegetables and herbs and flowers that attract pollinators. Use containers to create privacy, muffle unwanted noise and dress up a bare wall.  I will finish off the discussion with tips to keep your planters looking their best and allow time to answer your gardening questions.

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Creating Pollinator Gardens


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 will bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. We’ll discuss plant selection, design strategies and care that help to attract and support pollinators.

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Sustainable Lawn and Landscape Care


Reduce maintenance and improve the health and beauty of your lawn and landscape with sustainable care. Incorporating organic matter into the soil and mulching improves and protects the soil and helps keep water where it falls. This results in healthier gardens and lawns and less work for you. Capturing rainwater in rain barrels and rain gardens means water stays in your yard, supports your plants, and helps reduce the risk of basement flooding and sewer overflows. Melinda will provide an overview of environmentally-friendly lawn and garden maintenance strategies, including safe pest management.

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Gardening During the Summer Months


Keep your Wisconsin gardens and containers looking their best throughout the summer. Replace fading spring annuals with fresh new summer flowers. Dress up your landscape with hanging baskets, a few new trees, shrubs or perennials and perhaps a new garden bed or two. Keep new additions looking their best with proper post planting car. Employ a bit of pinching, deadheading, and summer care to maintain the beauty of all your new and established plantings. We’ll end with answering your gardening questions.

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Strategies for Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape & the Benefits! 
 

Explore ways you can incorporate native plants into your landscape whether gardening in the city, suburbs or on a more expansive piece of property. Melinda will cover native plants and combinations suited to various gardening spaces. Then reap the benefits of adding these native plants to your landscape, including attracting pollinators, keeping water where it falls, and reducing ongoing maintenance. 

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Low Growing Shrubs & Vines to Attract & Support Pollinators


Create an attractive landscape you and the pollinators will enjoy using native shrubs and vines for sun and shade. Include color and seasonal interest while providing habitat for bees, birds, and butterflies. Plus, tips on proper selection, design, planting, and care to ensure their longevity.

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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 

Webinar

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

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

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