Melinda Myers

Gardening and Horticulture Expert

Melinda Myers

Has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV &radio segments which air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice-monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Melinda also has a column in Gardening How-To magazine as well as Wisconsin Gardening magazine. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS.

She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure.

Melinda Myers in the flowers.


"As a low maintenance eco-friendly gardener I use Milorganite for all my gardening needs. I recommend this goof-proof fertilizer to both beginning and experienced gardeners. The organic nitrogen is slow release and non-burning. Plus the phosphorous is non-leaching, staying put for grass, shrubs, and plants to use.

Research shows that as the microorganisms break down the Milorganite, they also aid in releasing naturally occurring phosphorous and potassium that is bound to the soil, making it more readily available for plant uptake."

- Melinda Myers

Melinda's Most Recent Posts

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Jun 25, 2022, 5:15 AM
Put away the tiller and build healthy soil to grow productive gardens using compost or mulch with no-dig gardening.
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Jun 11, 2022, 5:15 AM
Pruning hydrangeas is easier than you think. Understanding how they grow and when they flower will guide you to success.
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Apr 26, 2022, 5:00 AM
Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.
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Mar 26, 2022, 5:15 AM
Use Companion Planting to boost your garden’s productivity, reduce pest problems and improve the soil.
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Mar 5, 2022, 5:15 AM
Looking to start gardening? Follow these gardening tips for beginners from Melinda Myer's to set your plants up for success.
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Feb 12, 2022, 5:15 AM
Discover the many health benefits of soil as you dig in and garden away the blues, improve your health and increase your focus.