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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.


Creative Plant Labels - The Garden Mix

Tired of trying to read faded plastic labels or having them turn brittle and break into pieces? Try creating something new and longer lasting. 

My friend Walter Reeves shared this idea in his Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia book.  He recommends purchasing a package of thin aluminum cookie sheets at the grocery store.  Cut the sheets into small 1 x 3 inch rectangular tags. Then etch the name of the plant on the tag with a ballpoint pen.
 
Or tap into the artist within.  Gather small rocks, seashells, broken clay pots or anything that can be painted.  Use permanent marker or plant friendly exterior paint to label your plants.  Try painting a picture of the plant, flower, or vegetable to make your plant labels both functional and attractive.
 
And gather discarded or old silverware purchased at yard sales.  Etch the name of the plant on the handle, blade or other flat surface.
 
A bit more information:  And, if you are looking for an eco-friendly plant label, check out the BioMarkers by Cobrahead.  These are made from recycled plastic and include weatherproof labels.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


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