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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Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.
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Go vertical to expand your outdoor gardening space, create privacy and add beauty to bare walls and fences.
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Don’t give up if your hydrangeas fail to bloom, droop or have holes in the leaves. Tackle these problems and increase your success by selecting the right hydrangea for your…
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Elevate your meals to the next level with flavorful and nutritious herbs. Include them in your gardens and containers and grow a few indoors for year round fresh flavor.
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Green, easy and attractive tips for turning garden debris and kitchen scraps into compost in any size landscape.
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Cacti and succulents are great low maintenance plants for busy, experienced, and those new to indoor gardening.