Melinda Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. She’s hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She also hosted “Yardworks,” a nationally syndicated yard care and garden show where she interviewed celebrities in their own gardens. She was a contributing editor and columnist for Backyard Living magazine and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening. She’s written 20 gardening books, has won virtually every award and recognition possible in horticulture and media, and currently Melinda hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 125 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. She’s here today because my lovely wife saw Melinda’s educational dvds in the Great Courses catalog and said “holey moley you need to call her”. She’s modern day gardening royalty!
In This Episode You Will Discover:
- Melinda’s secret gardening book writing ritual – HINT: start early!
- the Ultimate Garden Guide – foundation tips
- small space gardening – city style
- how to train Master Gardeners – powerful lessons!
- lasagna, raised bed, straw bale and containers – Melinda’s top tips
- the “3 Sisters” gardening method – true confessions!
- “service berry” – Amelanchier, aka shadbush, , sarvisberry, wild pear, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum or wild-plum, and chuckley pear
- Jim Wilson, master of the Victory Garden – encouraging words to a young garden author!
- What’s the hottest trend in gardening? Discover the secret to building fish-powered gardens that you have to see to believe!
- Are you concerned about toxic chemicals, GMO’s and Frankenfood? Don’t panic, grow organic! Discover our best resource for organic gardening.
- How healthy are you really? Take the test at http://NutritionWeCanTrust.com
Gardening Resources Mentioned
Territorial Seed – http://www.territorialseed.com/
Cool Springs Press – Melinda Myers Books
This is the book Melinda mentioned on the show!
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Follow Melinda Myers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelindaGardens
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