Nationally known gardening expert

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener's Handbook, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide, MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy

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Melinda's 2021 appearances at Ebert's Greenhouse Village

Sunday, July 18th 1:00 p.m.
“Drought Tolerant Perennials and Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin” with Melinda Myers

Wisconsin summers can be brutal on gardens and the gardeners tending them. Reduce maintenance and increase success by growing perennials and shrubs that thrive even as temperatures rise. Melinda Myers will cover a variety of heat and drought tolerant plants you can add to your garden now or in the future. Matching the plants to Wisconsin’s climate helps reduce maintenance and increase your gardening success. There will also be time at the end for Melinda to answer your plant selection and gardening questions.

Saturday, August 28th 10:00 a.m.
 “Landscaping for Beautiful Fall Color” with Melinda Myers

With fall in the forecast, it is time to add some pizazz to the landscape. Pots of colorful mums and asters are sure to brighten your front entrance, patio, or balcony. Combine them with other fall favorites like grasses, kale, and pansies to create attractive fall container gardens. Melinda will share how to replace weather-worn annuals with these and fall flowering perennials to add a fresh new look to your garden beds. Then brighten perennial gardens by filling any available space with cheerful pansies. After exploring the many options, Melinda will answer your gardening questions.

Saturday, November 20th 11:00 a.m. 
“Holiday Specialties at Ebert’s” with Melinda Myers

The holidays aren’t complete without a poinsettia for your home, wreath for the door, winter container on your front steps and of course a visit to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village. Melinda Myers will cover poinsettia selection and tips for keeping greenery looking its best. Plus, ideas for combining greens, dried materials, and other elements to create a winter container. Or make it easy and fun to create your own by joining the experts at Ebert’s for one of their wreath or container workshops. And be sure to bring your camera when shopping for your holiday plants, greens, and decorations. The Winter Wonderland in their new Field House provides the perfect photo opportunities.