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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 Garden for All Five Senses - The Garden Mix

A colorful landscape is a thing of beauty to enjoy with your eyes.  But it should also appeal to your other senses.

Sweet autumn clematis bursts into bloom each fall creating a beautiful and fragrant welcome to visitors.  And the buzzing of the bees adds to the enjoyment.
Fragrant flowers of fall blooming bugbane add a bit of sweet perfume to shade gardens.  And include a few fragrant flowers like Heliotrope, alyssum and nicotiana to containers on your balcony or deck.
The rustle of the tree leaves, ornamental grasses, and wind chimes plus water moving in fountains and waterfalls add another dimension of enjoyment to the landscape.
The soft fuzzy leaves of lambs’ ears and silver sage beg to be petted while scented geraniums release fragrance with each petting. 
The color, texture and flavor of sage, Rosemary and other herbs add beauty and edibility to containers and gardens.
A bit more information: Add a fragrant welcome for your guests.  Use ornamental and fragrant trees and shrubs near the front entrance of your home.  Daphne, lilacs, some crabapples and others provide seasonal bloom and fragrance.  Then add a few containers or fill nearby flower beds with fragrant annuals.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com

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