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Upcoming Appearances

UPCOMING APPEARANCES & WEBINARS:

Jan. 29, 2022
Washington County Builders Association Home Building & Remodeling EXPO
 

1 p.m. - Food Gardening Success:  Bountiful Gardens for People with Limited Time, Space & Budget - Learn some tips and strategies that will help you get the most produce out of your garden. Whether you have a dedicated garden or squeeze fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your landscape wherever space allows, Melinda 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!

Location:  Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, 3000 County Hwy PV, West Bend, WI 

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February 2, 2022
Webinar:  Small Space Gardening

6:30 p.m. central - Whether gardening in a small space or on a large lot, Melinda will cover simple ideas for packing a lot of garden into the available space. She’ll provide strategies on creating an intimate outdoor garden room.  Melinda will also share tips and techniques for designing and maintaining gardens with year-round interest in every layer from the ground to the roofline.

This webinar is free, but registration is required.

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Feb. 11-13, 2022
PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape EXPO
 

Feb. 11
5:15 p.m. -
Flowering Houseplants
Take your indoor gardening to the next level with flowering indoor plants. Some make great seasonal additions while others become part of your permanent collection.

Feb. 12
1 p.m. - 
Create a Tropical Paradise in Your Backyard, Patio or Deck 
No need to hop on a plane toexperience the beauty of the tropics. Select the right plants and add a few keyaccessories and you’ll have the tropics right outside your door.

4:45 p.m. - Flowering Houseplants  
Take your indoor gardening to thenext level with flowering indoor plants. Some make great seasonal additions while others become part of your permanent collection.

Feb. 13
12:45 p.m. - Year-Round Gardening with Flowering Shrubs
Flowers, fruit, fall color and interesting form and texture add year-round interest to the landscape. Select a variety of shrubs that help you create year-round beauty in the landscape.
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Location:  Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI 

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Feb. 18-20, 2022
NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show
 

Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m. - Food Gardening Success: Bountiful Gardens for People with Limited Time, Space & Budget - Learn some tips and strategies that will help you get the most produce out of your garden. Whether you have a dedicated garden or squeeze fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your landscape wherever space allows, Melinda 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!

Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m. - 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.

Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m. - Growing Indoor Plants to Brighten Your Home & Relieve Stress
Flowers generate a smile in just a few seconds and that positive feeling lasts for days. Boost your mood and reduce stress with colorful and blooming indoor plants. Melinda will share tips on selecting and caring for plants to grow or give as gifts.
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Location:  Wisconsin Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

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February 23, 2022
Webinar:  Dahlias - Proven Performers!

6:30 p.m. central - Dahlias are versatile plants that fill summer and fall gardens with an abundance of flowers. But the many colors, sizes and shapes available can make it difficult to select the best ones for your garden and bouquets. We’ll discuss some of the easiest varieties to grow and enjoy as cut flowers. Plus, Melinda will cover new and traditional ways to include them in any size landscape, garden or container.

This webinar is free, but registration is required.

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March 1, 2022
Michigan Green Industry Assn's 35th Annual Trade Show & Convention

8 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Go Vertical – Green Walls and Other Vertical Gardening Techniques 
&

Plants for Difficult Situations


Location:  Suburban Collection Showplace Drive, Novi, MI

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March 5- 6, 2022
Maryland Home & Garden Show


March 5

12:30 PM - Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens

3:30 PM - Food Gardening Success: Bountiful Garden For Peoplewith Limited Time, Space & Budget.

March 6

12:30 PM - Attracting Pollinators To The Garden

3:30 PM - Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens
 

Location:  TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS , LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, MARYLAND 

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March 26 & 27, 2022
REALTORS Home & Garden Show
 

Sat., March 26, 12 p.m. & Sun., March 27, 12 p.m.
Managing Pests in the Garden with Pollinators in Mind - 
Managing pests in the garden can be easier than you think.  Melinda will share tips for reducing plant damage, controlling weeds and managing diseases while being kind to the environment and our pollinators.  Learn about everything from identifying the good and bad bugs to controlling powdery mildew and managing weeds. Fun and effective solutions will be discussed.


Sat., March 26, 4 p.m. & Sun., March 272 p.m.
Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas 
There’s no doubt that the shady areas of a landscape can be a challenge when it comes to gardening.  Melinda will share lots of colorful and interesting options beyond hostas for those shady spots that are sure to add extra appeal and interest to your landscape!


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Location:  Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

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ON DEMAND WEBINARS:

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Webinar:  Gardening for Wildlife

Create a garden you, birds, toads, frogs, and other wildlife can enjoy. We’ll discuss design and management strategies that will help you support and enjoy wildlife, care for your landscape, and improve your quality of life. Finding ways to coexist is critical for wildlife struggling to survive and our enjoyment of nature and our landscapes.

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Webinar:  Colorful Houseplants 

6:30 p.m. central - Brighten your indoor garden with colorful foliage and flowers. Whether it’s the colorful splashes, stripes or spots of these beauties, you’ll enjoy the year round beauty colorful houseplants provide. Supplement these with flowering houseplants for some seasonal delight. Melinda will share some of her favorite varieties and provide tips for selection and care to keep them looking their best.


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Pruning Tips for Shrubs

Learn the basics on how and when to prune shrubs. Pruning paranoia is common among gardeners, but once you understand the basics you will make better pruning decisions in less time and with much less stress. We will cover a variety of shrubs commonly found in the landscape. Melinda will also share information on the what and when to prune shrubs for optimal health and maximum beauty. 

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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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Kid & Pet friendly Houseplants


You love them all; kids, pets and houseplants. Discover ways to enjoy them all under one roof. Melinda will cover plants that are safe to grow when kids and pets are in the house. She will also share tips on safely displaying them out of the reach of most pets and children. Then finish off the discussion with ideas for keeping your plants safe from curious, playful, and destructive pets. 

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Upcoming Appearances


Jan. 29, 2022
WCBA's Home Building &
Remodeling Expo

West Bend, WI
(in-person event)

Feb. 2, 2022
Small Space Gardening
(webinar)

Feb. 11-13, 2022
PBS Wisconsin
Garden & Landscape EXPO

Madison, WI
(in-person event)

Feb. 18-20, 2022
NARI Milwaukee
Spring Home Improvement Show

Milwaukee, WI
(in-person event)

Feb. 23, 2022
Dahlias - Proven Performers!
(webinar)

March 1, 2022
Michigan Green Industry Assn.
Annual Tradeshow & Convention

Novi, MI
(in-person event)

March 5-6, 2022
Maryland Home & Garden Show
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
(in-person event)

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​​​​​​​REALTORS Home & Garden Show
West Allis, WI
(in-person event)

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