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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Growing trees and shrubs in containers allows you to increase beauty and function in the landscape even when planting space is limited.
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Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The soil is warm and air is cool making it easier for the plants to adapt to their new location. Learn fall care for trees and…
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Learn four things you can do to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and promote longevity.
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Create a pollinator garden for unusual pollinators and enjoy the beauty of the garden and many benefits these members of our community provide.
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Permeable paved walks and drives can add beauty to your landscape and increase property value while helping to reduce stormwater runoff and water pollution.
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Don’t let limited space stop you from creating a garden. Creative ideas and gardening techniques can help you get the most out of your small spaces.