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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.


Celebrate National Dandelion Day ? It?s not just a weed

Stop, don’t pull those pesky yellow flowered dandelions popping up in the lawn and garden. These beautiful flowers have not only been used as bouquets for mom and crowns for children, but have a long medicinal and edible history.

On April 5th, Dandelion Day, celebrate the benefits and beauty of this perennial plant many consider a weed.  You’ll find this adaptable plant growing in a wide variety of locations.
 
The name dandelion comes from the French “dent de lion” meaning lion’s tooth. This refers to the leaves with their jagged tooth-like edges.
 
Dandelions are high in Vitamins A, B, C and D and were used by Native Americans for kidney disease, swelling and skin problems.
 
Harvest the young leaves in spring and add them to a salad or sauté with onions.  Brighten up a salad with just the yellow portion of the flowers or ferment them into wine.
 
A bit more information: Dandelions are also known as 'wet-the-bed'. This refers to the old belief that just touching a dandelion can cause bed-wetting. This may be tied to the fact that dandelions have been used as a diuretic.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
 


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04/08/2014 5:40PM
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Please enjoy my new country music video, “Golden Wine & Good Home Cookin’ ” – a tribute to country life, values and dandelions of course. Written with #1 Nashville veterans Jane Bach (hits for Reba McEntire, etc.) & Steve Nelson (Barbara Streisand, etc.) And me - Jud Newborn – inspirational public lecturer o children’s and human rights, lyricist & more. Click, share, enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t9BMTp6VLE - See more at: http://gardenmentors.com/garden-help/weeds/national-dandelion-day-eat-your-lawn-weeds/#sthash.gwmzdwKY.dpuf
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