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Upcoming Appearances

Live Webinars:

January 27, 2021
Low Maintenance Houseplants for Low Light Situations

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central (Virtual Webinar) - 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.

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 3, 2021
Organic Control for Houseplant Pests

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central (Virtual Webinar) - 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.   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 10, 2021
Getting Started Growing Vegetable & Flower Gardens

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central (Virtual Webinar) - 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.

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 (Virtual Webinar) - 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 21, 2021
PBS Wisconsin Landscape & Garden EXPO


9 a.m. central (Virtual Webinar) - Old Fashion Flower Favorites You & the Pollinators will Enjoy!  Certain flowers remind of us of special times in our past, including visits tomom and grandma’s gardens.  We will look for those old-fashioned favorites once again as they find their way into our garden. Melinda will cover easy care plants like peonies, iris, self-sowing annuals, bulbs and even a few native favorites that are sure to generate a smile and attract lots of pollinators to your garden.

For more information or to register for this FREE event click here.

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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 (Virtual Webinar) - 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

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a webinar reminder email one hour before the webinar.
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February 27, 2021
Western Wisconsin Spring Garden Seminar

10 a.m. (Virtual Event) - Creating a Private Space:  Design Strategies for Screening, Privacy and More - Learn how to combine plants, furnishings and accessories to create an entertainment space, retreat or area for relaxation within your landscape. Strategies for maximizing the beauty and enjoyment whether you’re dealing with a small yard or trying to create a garden room within your landscape.

To register, click here. 

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March 3, 2021
10 Ways to Spice Up Your Garden with Summer-Blooming Bulbs


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central (Virtual Webinar) - 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.

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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Watch On Demand:

January 13, 2021 (Watch On Demand Now)
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.  

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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January 20, 2021 (Watch On Demand Now)
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.

This virtual seminar is free, but registration is required. 

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Upcoming Appearances


Jan. 27, 2021
Low Maintenance Houseplants
for Low Light Situations
Webinar

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Feb. 3, 2021
Organic Control for 
Houseplant Pests
Webinar

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Feb. 10, 2021
Getting Started Growing
Vegetable & Flower Gardens
Webinar

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Feb. 17, 2021
Growing Nutritious &
Flavorful Vegetables Indoors
Webinar

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Feb. 21, 2021
PBS Wisconsin Garden &
Landscape EXPO

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