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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Sep 18, 2021, 5:15 AM
Invest some time in preparing your landscape for the change in seasons. Dedicating some time now will pay off with healthier more beautiful landscape next spring.
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Aug 7, 2021, 5:15 AM
Don’t let lawn weeds get the best of you. These opportunistic plants find a weak spot in the lawn, infiltrate and begin the take over your grass. Take back the lawn with…
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Jul 24, 2021, 5:15 AM
Many common tree diseases only cause cosmetic damage and proper care is the treatment. Others may require intervention by you or a tree care professional. Learn more about…
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Jul 10, 2021, 5:15 AM
Invite nature’s pest controllers into your garden by creating toad and frog friendly homes and habitats.
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Jun 5, 2021, 5:15 AM
Learn what are japanese beetles and how to manage them in your lawn and garden from Melinda Myers.
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May 8, 2021, 5:15 AM
Designing your vegetable garden can be challenging. Here are some tips and strategies to help you design a vegetable garden layout that works best for you and the vegetables…