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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.

Celebrate National Rose Month & Plant Roses for Year Round Beauty - The Garden M

June is National Rose Month. Celebrate by adding a few rose bushes to your perennial garden, shrub beds, and mixed borders. 
The flowers, fragrance, fruit and growth habit of roses add year round interest to the landscape.  Use them as specimens in the perennial garden. Shrub roses can be used as informal flowering hedges or backdrops for flowerbeds.
Use climbing roses as a backdrop for perennial gardens, as a fragrant screen for a patio or deck, or to cover an arbor. Train them along a fence or other structure. 
Always select roses suited to your climate and varieties that provide the desired flower color, fragrance and plant size.
I like hardy disease-resistant roses that require minimal care on my part.  The Knockout roses fulfill this requirement and have earned a space in my small landscape.  I also grow The Fairy with bouquets of small pink blooms, the robust and assertive William Baffin, and Flower Carpet roses.
A bit more information: Visit local botanical gardens, rose societies or nurseries for help selecting the best rose for you.   And use JAZ Rose Spray to strengthen your roses’ natural defenses against stress, insects, and diseases.  A healthy rose makes a beautiful addition to any landscape.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com

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