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Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.
2012 American Garden Award
Gardeners across the country cast their ballots and selected their favorite of six new flower varieties entered in the American Garden Award competition.
Santa Cruz sunset begonia received the most votes. This cascading plant is perfect for hanging baskets, containers or mass plantings. The plentiful scarlet/orange blossoms are sure to brighten your garden. Tolerant of full sun and partial shade this begonia is heat, drought and rain tolerant.
Coming in second for voters, though I must admit – my favorite was Big Kiss white flame gazania. The extra large white and rose striped flowers covered this robust plant. A low maintenance heat loving and drought tolerant plant it is a good choice for hot dry summers. And the numerous bright flowers light up the garden.
Coming in third was another beauty, Surfinia deep red petunia. A truly deep red petunia that requires no pinching or pruning.
A bit more information: The American Garden Award is now in its fourth year. Several new varieties are selected and planted and put on display at the participating gardens. The public was invited to vote on their favorite using one of several voting methods.
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