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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Gardeners have an opportunity to make a positive impact on climate change. Implementing sustainable and smart gardening strategies can help increase your growing success and…
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Grow your own salad greens for the best flavor and greatest nutritional value. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of space to grow them. A small spot in the garden, an elevated…
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Here are just a few ways to maximize your budget in your garden and landscape.
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We are guilty of using jargon associated with our work and hobbies. Sometimes we forget that not everyone uses and understands these terms. Gardeners are no different.…
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Warm up your green thumb for the gardening season by starting a few seeds indoors. And don’t worry if you are new to gardening, this is a fun way to get started.
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Don’t miss a chance to color up your spring landscape. Get busy in fall planting spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths.