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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.


Quick and Easy Fall/Thanksgiving Centerpiece

 Get the family involved and look for fun, quick and easy ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving or fall dinner table. 
 
Create a quick and edible centerpiece with seasonal apples.  Place them in a low decorative container, overturn a small rustic basket and have them spill onto the table or scatter them on colorful fall leaves down the middle of the table.
 
Use one or two small pumpkins as a flower vase for your favorite fall flowers.  Carve out the center and tuck a small vase filled with water and flowers inside.
 
Or break out your tiered dessert tray.  Fill it with acorns, colorful leaves, twigs and fall flowers.
 
And don’t forget to look for seasonal fruits and vegetables in your region while grocery shopping.  Acorn and other winter squash can fill in for pumpkins.  Pomegranates, persimmons and kumquats combined with large glossy leaves and a few colorful napkins are sure to grab the attention of your guests.
 
A bit more information:  Take a walk outside and move a few of those small pumpkins and gourds from the front steps or garden onto the dining room table.  Or pick up a few on this week’s visit to the farmer’s market or garden center.  Place in a basket or arrange in an attractive manner on the table.

For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


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