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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.
Posts from April 2013


Year of the Gerbera Daisy
 
It’s the fifth most used cut flower in the world, comes in single, semi double, double and spider type flowers and is the 2013 Flower of the Year.  Did you guess? It’s Gerbera Daisy.

It’s no surprise that this popular cut flower has moved into the garden. Plant gerbera daisies in full sun or morning sun locations.
 
Grow these in moist, well-drained slightly acidic soil. Watch for leaf yellowing, chlorosis, in high pH soils and black spots on the leaves in very acidic soils. If either extreme is a problem, consider growing these in a container.
 
Use a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer, like Milorganite, in the soil at planting and if needed a second application mid-season. You reduce your work load and won’t have to worry about interfering with flowering or fertilizer burn.
 
Increase bloom by thinning out large leaves that prevent light from reaching the center of the plant.  The more light the growing point receives the more flowers that will be produced.
 
A bit more information:  The National Garden Bureau plants of the year are selected by representatives of the horticulture industry.  Each year they select one flower, one vegetable and one perennial to be showcased.  Featured plants are chosen for their popularity, ease of growing, adaptability, diversity and versatility.  For more information, click here.
 
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Reviving a Flower Garden
 
Don’t panic if your spring garden lacks the vim and vigor the past.  You can improve the health and beauty of your garden without starting over.
 
Remove any existing weeds and spread a one to two inch layer of compost over the soil surface in the garden.  Earthworms, ground beetles and other insects will move it through the soil and eventually down to where the bulbs and flowers are growing. You can speed up the process with vertical mulching.  Purchase one of the bulb planting auger bits.  Drill holes into the soil between existing bulbs and perennials.  This aerates the soil while moving the compost into the root zone of the existing plants.
 
Then mulch the soil surface with shredded leaves, pine needles or other organic matter. As these materials break down they too will be moved into the soil to improve the growing conditions for your bulbs and other plants.
 
A bit more information:  Give perennials plenty of room to recover and reach their full size.  Temporarily fill in voids with annuals like Blue Horizon ageratum, Profusion zinnia and other annuals for instant beauty.  They add season long color and compete with weeds until the perennials fill the space.
 
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Flowers Fail to Bloom
 
Summer heat and drought can be hard on our plants and impact our gardens beauty and productivity.  We can’t change the weather but we can help our plants through these stressful times. 

Stressed plants often fail to flower.  Extreme heat or cold prevents tomatoes from setting fruit and causes peppers to drop their blossoms.  The same goes for many of our ornamental plants.  Some flowers like sweet alyssum and lobelia tend to stop flowering during hot weather.  Grow more heat tolerant varieties like Snow Princess and the variegated Frosty Knight alyssum as well as Laguna and Techno lobelia. 
 
And when the heat sets in, reduce the stress on your plants. Mulch the soil to keep roots cool and moist during hot weather.  Water thoroughly but less frequently to encourage deep roots that are more heat and drought tolerant.  And don’t apply high nitrogen quick release fertilizers than can damage stressed plants.
 
A bit more information:  Proper soil preparation and fertilization will improve the overall health and vigor of your plants making them more heat and drought tolerant.  Use a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer like Milorganite (miklorganite.com) at the start of the season. If the season turns hot and dry, it will not damage your plants.  Consider using a plant strengthener like JAZ Spray (jazsprays.com)to increase your plants natural defenses making them more resistant to heat and drought stress as well as insect and disease infestations.
 
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Celebrate Earth Day – Everyday
 
Make everyday Earth Day and commit to managing your landscape and gardens in tune with nature. 
Working with nature means less work for you in the long run, a better looking landscape and more produce from your gardens.  Prepare a good foundation for your plants by incorporating organic matter such as compost into the top 6 to 12 inches of soil.  It improves drainage in heavy soil and increases the water-holding ability of sandy soil.
 
Then, select the right plant for the growing conditions.  Make sure the plants you purchase are low maintenance, suited to your gardening style, and will fit the available space when mature.  And choose the most disease and insect resistant varieties available.  You’ll avoid problems and minimize, if not eliminate, the need to manage these problems.
 
Recycle fall leaves and evergreen needles into moisture-conserving, weed-suppressing mulch. Once established, your plants will need minimal care.
 
A bit more information:  For more ideas see my Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape in 5 Easy Steps tips.  You’ll find tips on being water-wise, making compost and more.
 
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Limbing Up (pruning lower branches) Trees
 
Put away the saw and enjoy the beauty of your mature evergreen. 
 
Removing the lower branches, called limbing up or crown raising, is done for our convenience not the health of the tree.  Municipalities and homeowners often remove the lower limbs for pedestrian and vehicular clearance or to let the sun shine in for grass to grow.
 
Mature trees, especially evergreens, benefit when healthy lower branches are left intact.  Removing large limbs can increase the risk of decay.  And over pruning removes many of the energy producing needles and leaves.  This can greatly stress and negatively impact the health and vigor of the tree. 
 
Consider extending the mulch bed around the tree to make maintenance easier. If you must remove lower branches do it over a longer period of time to reduce the stress on the plants.
 
A bit more information:  You can be kind to your trees and have an abundance of greenery.  Consider growing drought and shade tolerant perennial groundcovers around and under your trees.  These plants will thrive with minimal care once established.  You will need to provide sufficient water the first few years to get these plants established.  Listen to my Melinda’s Garden Moment Dealing with Surface Roots for tips on planting under and around trees.
 
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Starting Plants from Kitchen Discards – Seeds
 
Keep your green thumbs busy starting new plants from kitchen scraps. 
 
Kitchen scrap gardening is about the fun and challenge of starting new plants from dinner discards.  It is not about growing the most productive plants.  Anytime we collect seeds from hybrids the offspring will usually look and taste different than the parent.

I always look at climate where the original plant grew when deciding how to sprout its seeds. If the plants are native to cold climates, the seed probably needed a cold treatment to sprout. Plants native to tropical areas do not.
 
You may want to start with seeds from apples, pears or cherries.  Collect and clean the seed. Place in moist vermiculite or damp peat moss inside a plastic bag in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 months. Or plant the seeds directly outdoors in fall. Chilled seeds can be started indoors in spring and transplants moved outdoors once the danger of frost has passed.
 
A bit more information:  Or go topical and try seeds from avocado, oranges, lemons and other fruit native to warmer parts of the world. Skip the chill and plant in a moist well-drained potting mix.  Or try growing potatoes that sprouted in the pantry or the tops of sweet potatoes.  Check out my other related tips at:
http://www.melindamyers.com/Radio-Growing-Vegetables-and-Fruits/growing-vegetables-and-fruits/kitchen-scrap-gardening.html
 
http://www.melindamyers.com/Radio-Growing-Vegetables-and-Fruits/growing-vegetables-and-fruits/growing-new-plants-from-kitchen-scraps.html
 
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Grow Your Own Bouquet
 
Make this the year you add a few flowers to your outdoor garden for your indoor enjoyment. 

Start by selecting a variety of bulbs, annuals and perennial flowers that bloom at different times for a season of fresh cut flowers.  Combine spring flowering bulbs with pansies, snapdragons and other cool weather annuals. Peonies, Solomon seal and Siberian iris are just a few of the spring blooming perennials to consider.  Summer and fall are filled with many choices, including the billowy flowers and long-lasting seedheads of ornamental grasses.
 
Include a few plants like hosta, coleus, papyrus, and lady’s mantle that also provide foliage.
 
Add a few fragrant beauties like stock, tuberoses, peonies and roses for a bit of aromatherapy.
 
And don’t forget the trees and shrubs.  Colorful or flower covered stems make a nice addition to any arrangement. 
 
A bit more information:  Display your flowers in creative homemade vases.  Shorter wildflowers and pansies can be displayed in old spice jars.  Repurpose pasta, pickle and other glass jars into vases for larger cut flowers.  Add a ribbon or a bit of paint to dress them up.
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Convert Mailbox into An In-garden Tool Storage
 
Decrease wasted time and increase your gardening efficiency by keeping your tools and gloves handy whenever gardening. 

I always keep a pair of gloves, pruners and a Dee Weeder by each entrance to my house.  That way I can grab the needed tools, gloves and do a bit of weeding whenever I have a few minutes or more to work.  These short bursts of intensive maintenance quickly make a big impact on your garden’s appearance.
 
For those with larger landscapes consider converting old newspaper or mailboxes into small-scale garden storage.  Place these discards right in the garden and fill with commonly used hand tools and a pair of gloves.  This small addition will eliminate many unplanned trips and wasted time trekking back to the garden shed for a forgotten trowel, weeder, or pruner. 
 
And dress them up with a little paint to make it both attractive and functional.
 
A bit more information:  Look for further ways to maximize your gardening efforts and increase your enjoyment.  Pull non-flowering annual weeds and tuck them under your shrubs out of sight.  They act as a mulch and eventually decompose, improving the soil.  And leave grass clippings on the lawn.  Short clippings break down quickly, adding organic matter, nutrients and moisture to the soil.
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2013 Year of the Wildflower

The National Garden Bureau declared 2013 Year of Wildflower.  Celebrate by including a few wildflowers in your garden. 

Some say a wildflower is a plant that was not intentionally planted nor needs cultivation to survive.  Others feel the place of origin is critical in the definition.
 
No matter what definition you use, these plants can add beauty to any landscape, large or small.   Plus wildflowers that originated in your location are the best source of pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies and the beneficial insects that help us grow food and keep our plants healthy
 
Select wildflowers that will thrive in the light, soil and other growing conditions in your garden.  Many can be started from seed.  Purchase quality seed from a local source for best results. 
 
A bit more information:  Many garden centers, garden catalogues and on-line sources are selling wildflowers.  Select those suited to your location.  And only buy plants from reliable sources that are not exploiting our natural areas.  Visit the National Garden Bureau’s website for more information.
 
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Plan and Plant a Row for the Hungry
 
Make a difference one row of vegetables at a time. 
 
Gardeners always seem to have extra produce to share with family and friends.  So the Garden Writer Association’s members and their foundation decided to encourage gardeners to share their surplus garden produce with hungry people in their community.
 
Since 1995 gardeners have donated more than16 million pounds of produce, providing over 60 million meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, and service providers. 
 
Now I’m asking you to do the same.  It’s simple.  Just share the extra produce from your garden with food programs in your community.  Or better yet, plan and plant an extra row or two specifically for this purpose.  Include familiar, easy to use and long storing vegetables like peas, beans, peppers, squash, tomatoes and carrots.  And include some nutritious greens as well.
 
A bit more information: Contact Feeding America or other food programs in your area for more details on donating fresh produce. Or visit the Garden Writers Association’s website or call the Plant a Row (PAR) Hotline at 1-877-492-2727 for more details on donating or organizing a PAR program in your area.
 
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Child’s Pool Becomes Valuable Garden Tool
 
Don’t throw away that worn and leaky kid’s swimming pool.  Instead, put it to work in your garden. 

The flexible pools make great tarps for dragging leaves and weeds to the compost pile.  Or set them in the trunk or back of your car when transporting plants and other messy items.
 
The rigid plastic pools slide easily over grassy beds and mulched paths.  Simply attach a rope handle and you’re in business.
 
Use these for transporting plants.  Set the pool into the back of a van or SUV when heading to the garden center.  Then get a friend to help carry the pool full of plants out of the car and into the garden.
 
Or use them when hardening off your transplants.  Fill them with plants in early spring.  Make sure there are drainage holes.  Cover the plants or slide the pool, plants and all, into a protective location when there’s a danger of frost.
 
A bit more information:  Look for other creative uses for discarded items.  Old boots, kids rain boots, popcorn tins and colanders make great planters.  Play structures can create a perfect trellis for your favorite vine or support for an adult size swing.  And old plates and garden tools can be worked into garden art.
 
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Child’s Pool Becomes Valuable Garden Tool
 
Don’t throw away that worn and leaky kid’s swimming pool.  Instead, put it to work in your garden. 

The flexible pools make great tarps for dragging leaves and weeds to the compost pile.  Or set them in the trunk or back of your car when transporting plants and other messy items.
 
The rigid plastic pools slide easily over grassy beds and mulched paths.  Simply attach a rope handle and you’re in business.
 
Use these for transporting plants.  Set the pool into the back of a van or SUV when heading to the garden center.  Then get a friend to help carry the pool full of plants out of the car and into the garden.
 
Or use them when hardening off your transplants.  Fill them with plants in early spring.  Make sure there are drainage holes.  Cover the plants or slide the pool, plants and all, into a protective location when there’s a danger of frost.
 
A bit more information:  Look for other creative uses for discarded items.  Old boots, kids rain boots, popcorn tins and colanders make great planters.  Play structures can create a perfect trellis for your favorite vine or support for an adult size swing.  And old plates and garden tools can be worked into garden art.
 
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National Gardening Association- National Garden Month
 
Join the National Gardening Association and celebrate the joys and benefits of gardening this month – National Garden Month. 

Gardeners know and now research confirms that gardening is good for our minds, bodies, and spirits.  You’ll lower your blood pressure and elevate your mood when you get out and garden.
 
Make this the year to get involved.  If you have never gardened, try growing a container of flowers or a tomato and herbs in a pot.
 
And if you are an experienced gardener consider inspiring someone, young or old, to pick up a trowel and dig in.  You’ll find lots of pleasure when you see your garden through a fresh set of eyes.
 
Lack space to plant?  No worries.  Rent a community garden.  Many municipalities, botanical gardens and extension services provide space for people to grow their own food.  Or help green your community by getting involved with the tree board, beautification or other greening committee.
 
A bit more information:  Get the whole family involved in gardening this month.  Grow a grass head, start new plants from old or build a terrarium from two-liter soda bottles.  Visit my website for directions for these and other gardening activities. 
 
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Avoid sore and strained muscles that often arise after a long day in the garden. A few simple changes in your gardening habits can keep you gardening longer and with fewer aches, pains and strains. Use long-handled tools to extend your reach and minimize bending and stooping. And if you need to get a bit closer to the ground, try placing only one knee on the ground or using a stool and keep your back straight. Keep your tools handy by wearing a carpenter's apron with lots of pockets or using a tool caddy. An old wagon, wheeled golf bag or trash can make moving long-handled tools a breeze. Use foam or wrap your tool handles with tape to enlarge the grip and reduce hand fatigue. Or better yet, invest in ergonomically designed tools with larger cushioned grips. They are designed to position your body in a less stressful position, allowing you to work longer. A bit more information: Further extend your energy by taking frequent breaks. Use sunscreen, wear a hat and drink lots of water. For more ideas, check out my 10 Pain-free Gardening tips. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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