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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.


Helping Winter Stressed Houseplants


As the days shorten and gray, our indoor gardens may be suffering.  A move to a new location may be the solution.

Moving plants to an unobstructed south-facing window in the winter, is often enough to give them the sunlight boost they need. 
 
Next, help your plants deal with the dry air indoors. As we turn up the thermostat the humidity in our house lowers and our plants suffer.  Group plants together or place on gravel trays to increase the humidity around your plants.  As one plant loses moisture from its leaves, or transpires, the others benefit from this added moisture.  And as the water evaporates from the gravel tray it increases the humidity around the plants.
 
Adjust your watering schedule to compensate for the reduced light and changes in room temperature and humidity.  Only fertilize actively growing plants that need a nutrient boost.
 
A bit more information: If your plants continue to struggle, consider adding artificial lights to the natural sunlight your plants receive. For more information on artificial lights click here.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


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