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2022 Midwest Gardener's Handbook

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If you live in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota, the environmentally sound growing info for both edible and ornamental plants found here is your green thumb map to success:

  • Profiles of more than 250 plants proven to thrive in the Midwest’s climate, including shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, fruits, herbs, vines, and more, help you select the best plants to create a beautiful landscape or a high-yielding edible garden.
  • Helpful information highlights sun and shade requirements and offers clear and concise plant variety information.
  • Month-by-month care and cultivation guides are offered for each plant group, guiding your journey—even if you’re a first-time Midwestern gardener.
  • Author Melinda Myers addresses the many challenges of growing in the Midwest, including a changing climate and unique soil and pest troubles.
  • The how-to methods for planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing, and much more are rich with information essential to those in the region.

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Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance


Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants


June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

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