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Make plans now to join Melinda on her famous Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2014!

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.

A Decorative Treat for the Birds

Dress up your landscape with a decorative suet feeder and the colorful birds that are sure to visit. 

Make your own suet from this or your favorite recipe. Simply melt and mix 1 cup of shortening and 1 cup of peanut butter in a saucepan on low heat.  Stir in 2 cups of oatmeal, 2 cups of yellow cornmeal, 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1/3 cup of sugar.  Stir in raisins and bird seed as desired.

Now comes the fun part.  Pour into a small Bundt pan, jello mold, or other circular mold. Allow to cool.

Or break out the metal cookie cutters.  Place the cookie cutters on a waxpaper covered cookie sheet.  Press the warm suet into the cookie cutter.  Use a chop stick to punch a hole in the top for hanging.

Once cool, add a colorful ribbon or yarn for hanging the decorative suet feeder in a tree for the birds to enjoy.

A bit more information: Follow this advice from the Audubon Society.  Place birdfeeders in sheltered areas out of the wind, with good nearby cover and minimal hazards.

For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com

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