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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.
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Ain't No Strings on Me
This may be one of the weirdest movie mash-ups of all time. Perhaps proof positive that some people have too much time on their hands? Take a classic like The Wizard of Oz, and mix it up with Avengers: Age of Ultron, and what do you get? Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man, of course. It's pretty creepy and pretty funny all at the same time.  
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Why, Kanye, Why?
By now, you've probably heard that - despite 150,000 petition signers who begged for it not to happen - Kanye West headlined the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend. He got stage-stormed by a local comic - that was pretty cool, him getting a dose of his own medicine. But once the dust had settled from that, Kanye did something unforgiveable. He "performed" a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." He hit every third note, which is about as many of the lyrics he got right. I'm sorry, it was atrocious. But don't take my word for it - check it out yourself. Don't worry, it's a short video...  
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Maybe You Should Stick with Footballs, Aaron
Olivia Munn posted a pretty cool video to Instagram on Sunday. It shows her working on her sword skills - which are pretty impressive - as she preps for a role in an upcoming X-Men movie. Behind her, Aaron Rodgers - her boyfriend and quarterback of the Green Bay Packers - works on his considerably less impressive stick-waving skills, trying to mimic Olivia's moves. It's pretty funny - and proof positive that Aaron's better off tossing a pigskin around than being trusted with a sword.     Learned some new tricks... A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Jun 28, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT
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Um, Donald, You're Fired!
Donald Trump is getting hit from all sides, but he really doesn't seem to care. Yesterday, the National Broadcasting Company issued a statement: "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." The Donald's been at the center of a political firestorm after making tremendously derogatory statements about Mexico and Mexicans in his presidential campaign kick-off speech. And his official statement on the end of his relationship with NBC?   "As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct--- that is why our country is in serious trouble." So, no more wondering who's getting fired next on The Apprentice - since the guy who does the firing has been fired.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); WATCH: NBC says it's cutting ties with Donald Trump, but Trump says he's also ending his relationship with NBC. He's not going to apologize for his "accurate" comments, accusing some Mexican immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S. http://cbsn.ws/1IoBIXZ Posted by CBS News on Monday, June 29, 2015
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Wait! The Peacock is Gay?
We talked yesterday about all the brands that are going with rainbow-branding in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality. Here's something no one expected. A guy in Little Rock took to Facebook to lambaste KARK-TV - an NBC affiliate - for changing the station's logo "with the colors of gays." He called it a "disgrace" and vowed to watch the ABC affiliate from that point on. The NBC peacock has been the network's symbol since they went to "living color" techology - which dates back to the late 50s. Check out the video sequence underneath the Little Rock Rant.   #AR Bigot Don Stair Gets Mad At NBC For Changing Their Logo To The ‘Colors Of Gays’ http://t.co/22jlW6mp4W #UniteBlue — Jim Simonson (@JimSimonson) June 29, 2015
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Wondering What's Going on in Greece?
The tiny island country of Greece - not insignificant, as it is the birthplace of Western Civilization - is in a real financial bind right now. The banks are closed to prevent a run on their money, and people are limited to withdrawing the equivalent of $67 or so a day from their ATMs. The banks will stay closed until next week, and the people of Greece will be voting over the weekend to see if they'll stay in the European Union or not. A mess. Want to know what's going on? Here's a 60-second summation, courtesy of CBSN, the official site of CBS News...     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); With Greece on the brink of default, and possibly leaving the eurozone, what does it mean for the Greeks, Europe and the global economy? CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger breaks down the origins and effects of the Greek debt crisis. Posted by CBSN on Monday, June 29, 2015
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Katy Perry versus The Nuns
No, it's not a lip sync battle of any kind. It's an honest to servant-of-God fight between Katy Perry and two Los Angeles nuns. Here's the deal. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent is for sale. It sits on top of a hill with a nice view of downtown LA and the San Gabriel mountains. The nuns have offered to sell it to a restaurateur for $15.5 million. Only problem: the archbishop of LA is trying to sell it to Katy Perry for $14.5 million. Now, there's a huge argument about who has the right to sell the convent - the nuns who have called it home, or the archdiocese in which it sits. Katy tried to negotiate directly with the nuns. One of them, Sister Rita Callanan, was quoted by The Los Angeles Times. "Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and…if it's all right to say, I wasn't happy with any of it," The matter is now being handled legally. But Katy Perry, beware. You may have to answer to a higher court...
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Rainbow Branding
The United States Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality was cause for celebration all across the country. Sure, there are nay-sayers - that's a huge surprise, right? But, it didn't take some major brands very long to hop onto the Rainbow Bandwagon. Check out a few of the tweets from over the weekend from some very recognizable brands... You can bet there will be plenty more to follow. We're celebrating #MarriageEquality and saying ‘I Dough, I Dough!' Story > http://t.co/F3wCL9mfKc #LoveWins #All50 pic.twitter.com/ggxOUNINmQ — Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) June 28, 2015 Homo Estas? Very well, thank you. #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/5tXeGHxR8l — Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) June 26, 2015 J-E-L-L-O is for everyone. So is L-O-V-E. #DecisionDay #Pride pic.twitter.com/xw4pHTcodF — JELL-O (@JELLO) June 26, 2015
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Profound & Moving
On Friday, President Obama delivered the eulogy at the funeral of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims of last week's horrendous shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina His words were strong, emotional and poignant. And at the end, he led the crowd in singing "Amazing Grace." A powerful moment...  
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Cat Fight Coming?
Like things aren't already unpleasant enough in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Official word that Kendall Jenner has eclipsed her half-sister Kim Kardashian on social media. Kendall's picture of herself, lying on the floor in a white lace dress, had more likes that the picture that Kim shared of her kissing Kanye West at their wedding last year. take that KimYe! RT @JennerNews: Kendall has outshined KimYe by having the most liked Instagram photo! Congrats ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DmdXEFbudT — Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 26, 2015 How'd you like to be a fly on the wall at their house on the 4th of July?
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No, You Don't Need to Put Your Shirt On
Nia Vardalos is hard at work on the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. You can tell. Look at the on-set pic she posted to Instagram a few days ago. She "managed" to catch co-star John Corbett shirtless. However did that happen? The film's set for release in March of 2016. Right now, the description on IMDb is pretty tame: "The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.'" That helps a lot, don't you think?     Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ? A photo posted by Nia Vardalos (@niavardalos) on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:55pm PDT
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In Case You Were Wondering, Teresa Giudice is Happy with SCOTUS' Decision
Relax, everyone. Teresa Giudice is in line with the United States Supreme Court. On Saturday, she tweeted out her support of the justices' ruling on marriage equality.   Finally some good news coming out of a court! #Justice&Equality4All #LoveWins — Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) June 28, 2015 In case you're wondering just how tough the prison in which she's incarcerated is, allowing her to tweet at all, no worries. US Weekly confirms the tweets are being made by Teresa's 14-year-old daughter.  
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Nope, It's Not a Stunt
Jimmy Fallon missed doing The Tonight Show on Friday night. He has a good excuse, and a note from his doctor. After taping Thursday's show, Jimmy went out for a bite to eat at a local restaurant. After leaving the restaurant, he had an accident that required emergency surgery. He's okay. In fact, he tweeted all about it. Check out the whole story.   Tweeting with one hand. pic.twitter.com/1Yyp8Nl5eR — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015 Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing). — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015 #drugged #blessed — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015 I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone. — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
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Ed Sheeran Gets Stoned
Look who joined the Rolling Stones on stage at Arrowhead Stadium in Kanas City on Saturday night. Ed Sheeran joined the boys - okay, old men - to perform "Beast of Burden." And it sounds pretty good. They say it took "days of discussion" to settle on that song. Days of discussion? That can't be settled with a text message? Mick: "Ed, wanna play 'Beast of Burden' with us?" Ed: "OMG. Adorbs. TTYL." Keith: "Where am I?"  
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Kanye Gets Kanye'd
Kanye West is notorious for storming stages. Okay, he did it twice - once to Taylor Swift, stealing her Grammy moment, and once to Beck, before thinking twice about stealing his Grammy moment. So on Saturday night, he was stage-stormed. He was at the Glastonbury Festival across the pond, and a British comic jumped out on stage with him. The storming was short-lived - check out the video of the security guard rushing him off stage...   This guy! We've got an actual streaker on stage!! #bbcglasto pic.twitter.com/7MBRyuR0Hw — BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) June 27, 2015 Afterwards, the comic - Simon Bodkin, who plays a character named Lee Nelson - tweeted that he'd done it for Taylor Swift. Isn't that sweet?   I Kanye'd Kanye. That was for you @taylorswift13 #Leezus pic.twitter.com/EQJtZUJqhS — Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson) June 28, 2015
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Really? Women's Sports Are Not Worth Watching?
Andy Benoit, a contributor for Sports Illustrated, caused a stir on Wednesday when he tweeted that there's nothing worth watching in the world of women's sports. This was after another writer tweeted about an exciting goal scored in a Women's World Cup match between England and Norway. Well, that didn't sit well with Seth Myers, who called in his pal Amy Koehler for a Late Night with Seth Myers segment called "Really?" aimed at Andy Benoit. They eviscerated the guy, but he took it pretty well. Check out his tweet after the segment aired, on top of the segment itself...   Very well played, @sethmeyers and @smrtgrls. http://t.co/brgKgKLHWf Really. I deserved that. Sticking to football now! — Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 25, 2015
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"... In the Hands of a Clown"
It hasn't been a good week to be Donald Trump. It seems like everyone knows that but him. When he kicked off his presidential campaign last week, he had some pretty nasty things to say about Mexico - the country and its people. As a result, Univision - the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States - announced that it will not be associated with the Miss Universe Pageant, as The Donald is part owner. And Christian de la Fuente, who was scheduled to be one of the pageant's hosts, decided to step away from it, but not before leveling a retaliatory attack at The Donald first. Check it out... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Mr. Trump, As a #Latino I cannot work in an event associated with your name. The statements you made against Mexicans and immigrants show that you are ignorant. It is unacceptable to launch your presidential candidacy creating rhetoric of hatred and discrimination in calling Mexicans drug traffickers and rapists. It's a shame that such an important institution as #MISSUSA is now in the hands of a clown " See more at http://goo.gl/hdj3cVDonald J. Trump Como latino no puedo trabajar en un evento asociado a su nombre... las declaraciones que hizo contra los mexicanos, contra los inmigrantes, demuestran que es un ignorante. Es inaceptable que se lance a la presidencia creando una retórica de odio y discriminacion al tildar a los mexicanos de narcotraficantes y violadores... Es una pena que una institucion tan importante como MISS USA este hoy en manos de un payaso Posted by Cristian de la Fuente on Thursday, June 25, 2015
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... And He'll Never Do That Again
How's this for justice? A guy in Brazil parked his car illegally in a handicapped spot. So while he was wherever doing whatever, some folks decided that maybe his getting a ticket wouldn't be enough. So they completely covered his car in something blue. The same color blue you'll find in your typical handicapped parking sign. They even managed to put a couple of wheelchair stick figures on the car. It's hard to tell from the video exactly what it was, but they covered every inch of it - tires to roof, hood to trunk, including all the windows. It looks like fondant - that hard, crumbly wedding cake frosting - but it could be some sort of paper too. What do you think? Lesson learned? (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); That's what happens when you park in a handicap spot in BrazilCarBuzz Posted by CarBuzz on Thursday, June 25, 2015
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You Never Know Who Might Be Stowing Away
This could be one of the funniest videos I've seen in a long time. A couple in New Guinea took a glider up for a spin, and everything was going great until they realized that a cat had somehow found its way into the glider's wing. They brought the aircraft back for a landing - it took a minute or two - with the cat hanging on for dear life the whole time. The cat appears in the upper right corner of the screen at about 20 seconds in. And check out its face when the glider finally lands. No animals were hurt in the making of this video, and that's what makes it okay to laugh.  
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Fare Thee Well, John Steed
Patrick Macnee, who played secret agent John Steed in The Avengers and The New Avengers, passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Patrick's character was always dapperly-dressed, in a bowler and a suit, carrying an umbrella - which of course hid a sword in it. His co-star for several years was Diana Rigg, playing Mrs. Peel. Game of Thrones fans know Diana these days as Olenna Tyrell. You'll get a sense of Patrick's acting style from the opening and closing credits of The Avengers. Check out the video,,,  
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And You Thought the Cleansing Part Was Bad...
A colonoscopy patient in Vienna, Virginia accidentally recorded his procedure back in 2013. He had set up the recorder on his phone to capture his doctor's post-procedure instructions, and forgot to turn it off. When he played it back, he realized that the doctor, the anesthesiologist and a medical assistant were talking smack about him the whole time he was sedated. They had some pretty nasty things to say about the poor guy. When he heard them all, he filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice and defamation. When you hear the recording, you'll understand why a jury recently awarded the unnamed patient $500,000.  
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Carnac the Magnificent Goes High Tech
Back when The Tonight Show was piloted by Johnny Carson, he would occasionally perform as Carnac the Magnificent. Billed as a great visitor from the east, Carnac was able to use his mystical powers to divine the answer to a question that was sealed inside an envelope that he held to his forehead. Watch this clip from 1974 for a taste...   On Wednesday night, Jimmy Fallon trotted out a bit he called "Brainstorm" - where he hooked up his brain with Arnold Schwarzenegger's brain, and provided the question to Arnold's answer. Same bit, done differently. And I have to say, I think the original is better. How about you? (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Brainstorm with Arnold Schwarzenegger Jimmy and Arnold Schwarzenegger link their brains for a Tonight Show "Brainstorm." Posted by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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"Listen, You're in My House..."
President Obama got heckled at a White House press conference yesterday afternoon. It's not quite clear what the heckler was yelling, but the crowd turned on the heckler pretty quickly. The President handled the situation well, but the heckler wouldn't stop. So, the heckler was removed, and the press conference went on. It's pretty neat how the President took it all in stride... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); WATCH: President Obama smacks down heckler at LGBT pride event. http://nbcnews.to/1JjMFeQ "As a general rule, I am just fine with a few hecklers, but not when I'm up in the [White] House. My attitude is, if you're eating the hors d'oeuvres..." Posted by NBC News on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Keep Your Eye on the Ball!
We've seen plenty of fans in the stands catch a baseball barehanded, right? And plenty of one-handed barehanded catches, right? How about a one-handed barehanded feeding-the-baby-with-the-other-hand catches? Not so many of those - if any of those But here's one. A fan watching the Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers barehanded a pop-up to the right field side while he was bottle-feeding a baby. And the catch prevented Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers from making the play. Fan interference was called, but really, who cares? Check out the catch!  
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Let's Go to Middle Earth
It's Throwback Thursday Time. This video's about a month old, but it shows a pretty amazing impressionist named Jamie Costa. He's playing Gandalf, recruiting followers to the cause. But he can only muster up Robin Williams (spot-on impression), George W. Bush (a decent impression) and Matthew McConaughey (excellent impression). What's amazing is not only what he can do with his voice, but also with his face. Check it out.  
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