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- Building a Beautiful Garden
- Small Space Gardens
- Affordable Eco-friendly Landscape Makeovers
- Plants for Difficult Situations
- Flavorful Landscapes
- Year Round Garden-tainment
- Creative Containers
- Grow Your Favorite Recipe
- Create A Colorful Garden filled with Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms
- Ten Easy Green and Growing Ideas
Many more topics are available upon request.
Melinda can speak on a wide array of gardening topics. For a complete listing with descriptions please email Diana Paul at email@example.com
Just a few of her topics are:
Building a Beautiful Garden
Small Space Gardens
Affordable Eco-friendly Landscape Makeovers
Plants for Difficult Situations
Year Round Garden-tainment
Grow Your Favorite Recipe
Create A Colorful Garden filled with Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms
Ten Easy Green and Growing Ideas
Creating a Colorful Garden
Simple Landscape Makeovers
Fall Prep for a Beautiful Spring Garden
Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas
Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener's Handbook, 2nd Edition, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy. She hosts the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program aired on TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. Melinda also hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” instant video series, including Food Gardening for Everyone. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds and Blooms magazine, columnist for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and writes a nationally distributed newspaper column. She appears regularly as a guest expert on national and local television and radio shows.
Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She also hosted "Yardworks,” a nationally syndicated yard care and garden show where she interviewed many celebrities in their own landscapes. Additionally, she was a contributing editor and columnist for Backyard Living magazine, columnist for Chicagoland Gardening and Wisconsin Gardening, and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening.
Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. She has also served on the board of directors for the International Society of Arboriculture.
For her work, community service and media presence, Melinda has received recognition and numerous awards, including the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. Myers has also been awarded the Association for Garden Communicators (GWA) Garden Globe Award for radio talent and the Quill and Trowel Award for her television work; the Garden Communicator’s Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association; the International Society of Arboriculture’s Gold Leaf Award; and the Perennial Plant Association’s Garden Media Award.
In 2012, Melinda became the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation's Hall of Fame and five years later The Association for Garden Communicators, a national organization, inducted Melinda into their Hall of Fame – the highest honor that can be given to a member.
Melinda is a dynamic presenter who travels throughout the U.S., appearing at many of the major flower & garden shows and home & garden events. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of gardening with fellow gardeners. In fact, one of her favorite things is to stay and chat with audience members to share success stories and failures and unique tips, tricks, and techniques learned along the way.
Among many other speaking engagements, Melinda has presented at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Chicago Flower & Garden Show, EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, St. Louis Home Show, Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, Macy’s Flower Show, Northwest Flower Show, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, New Jersey Flower Show, Cincinnati Flower Show, many state and regional Master Gardener events, women's expos and more.
Myers’ website is www.MelindaMyers.com.
small space gardening
environmentally friendly gardening
pests and diseases