Melinda hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 125 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. She is also the host of the internationally distributed The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series.
Melinda is the main garden columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper column. She also writes a regular column for Gardening How-To magazine and Wisconsin Gardening magazine. Melinda further shares her horticulture knowledge with audiences through regular guest appearances on various national and local television and radio shows.
Traveling throughout the country appearing at many of the major flower shows and home & garden events each year, Melinda’s a dynamic presenter with a five-star audience rating on greatgardenspeakers.com.
Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Prior to her current media projects, she 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. Additionally, she was a contributing editor and columnist for Backyard Living magazine and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening.
For her work, community service and media presence, she has received recognition and numerous awards, including the Garden Globe Award for radio talent and the Quill and Trowel Award for her television work, both from the Garden Writers Association. Melinda has also been awarded the Garden Communicator’s Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association, the Gold Leaf Award for Arbor Day from the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Perennial Plant Association Garden Media Award. In 2012, Melinda became the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation Hall of Fame and in 2013 she won the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. Melinda’s web site is www.melindamyers.com.