The goal is to help people transform their landscape into a beautiful oasis that they can enjoy, relax and entertain within.
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers is the author of four new books aimed to help Midwest gardeners dramatically beautify their landscapes with ease featuring top plant picks optimal for Midwest gardens, design recommendations and everything from pruning tips to pest management and everything in between.
The Minnesota and Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide and Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide are available now at most major book stores and online. The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook has a release date of mid-December and Month-by-Month Gardening Minnesota & Wisconsin will be released mid-January, but both can be preordered now online through amazon.com.
The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is an all-inclusive resource guide featuring hundreds of proven plants—suited to the Midwest climate. Gorgeous photography and in-depth instructions teach the reader how to plant, prune, water, control pests, and continually care for their personal outdoor landscape.
Myers’ new Minnesota and Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide and the Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide highlight the best plants for gardens in these states with more than 175 plant recommendations from flowers and groundcovers to trees and shrubs, and everything in between. The book also provides design tips to help add color and beauty to gardens in addition to advice on planting, growing, and care, including pest control. A large color photograph of each plant is featured to help the reader visualize and select the best plants to include in their landscape.
“I wanted to create a guide to help gardeners in these states be able to visualize and learn about the many great plants they have available to them – varieties that will flourish best in their gardens,” said Myers. “I’m hoping this resource helps gardeners planting and tending gardens they design achieve greater results.”
Month-by-Month Gardening Minnesota & Wisconsin is a definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners. It’s redesigned and easier-to-use format contains fully updated information, and additional photography. It’s packed with all the knowledge the Wisconsin/Minnesota gardener or home landscaper needs to be successful, including specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem solving, Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening teaches gardeners of all skill levels the best practices for achieving rewarding results all year long.
“As always I take a practical approach, share ideas I have learned along the way and strive to make the act of gardening fun and successful,” said Myers. “The goal is to help people transform their landscape into a beautiful oasis that they can enjoy, relax and entertain within.”
Gardening expert, TV/radio host and author Melinda Myers is the 2013 recipient of the national American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, has over 30 years of horticulture experience, is a certified arborist and has a master's degree in horticulture. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 135 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. as well as The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series (2013). She’s a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, writes the Gardener’s Questions’ newspaper column and has a column in Gardening How-To magazine and Wisconsin Gardening magazine. She has written over 20 books, including the nationally released title "Can't Miss Small Space Gardening” and “The Garden Book for Wisconsin.” Myers hosted seven seasons of "Great Lakes Gardener," which was broadcast by PBS stations throughout the U.S. She was “The Plant Doctor” on Newsradio 620 WTMJ for over 20 years, has been a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening. Myers’ web site is http://www.melindamyers.com
The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook by Melinda Myers (Cool Springs Press)
(ISBN-10: 1591865689; ISBN-13: 978-1591865681)
Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year by Melinda Myers (Cool Springs Press)
(ISBN-10: 1591865778; ISBN-13: 978-1591865773)
Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Melinda Myers (Cool Springs Press)
(ISBN-10: 1591865700; ISBN-13: 978-1591865704)
Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Melinda Myers (Cool Springs Press)
(ISBN-10: 1591865697; ISBN-13: 978-1591865698)