With proper selection, planting, and care, people can increase beauty and success, while decreasing their workload and that’s something we’re all looking for.
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) December 23, 2014
The Great Courses has released a brand new How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive DVD set hosted by horticulture expert and TV/radio personality Melinda Myers. The course, made up of twelve 30-minute lectures, is designed to give gardeners all the tools needed to make trees and shrubs flourish.
According to Myers, it’s easy to think of trees and shrubs as an enormous commitment and investment—one that doesn’t reap immediate rewards in the same way as container gardening. But, the truth is that there are hundreds of wonderful trees and shrubs out there for people to choose from, and growing them can be a lot easier and more rewarding than people think.
Trees and shrubs, regardless of the specific constraints of a landscape, can provide colorful bursts of flowers, fresh fruit and wholesome nuts, height and depth to a garden design, and refreshing shade on hot summer days. And planting them can allow gardeners to reap the many benefits they offer, including:
- a clear—and natural—framework for outdoor spaces
- an eye-catching barrier (and getaway) from loud noises and unsightly views
- creative ways to conserve energy and reduce pollution in and around a home
- green spaces that can help raise a home’s curb appeal (and value)
How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive teaches everything people need to know to make trees and shrubs an integral and manageable investment in their outdoor spaces. Featuring a variety of different landscapes, climates, and seasons, the new DVD set reveals effective—and practical—gardening techniques and strategies for designing, shopping, planting, and caring for trees and shrubs just like the experts.
“I hope this course helps people feel more comfortable adding trees and shrubs to their landscapes,” said Myers. “With proper selection, planting, and care, people can increase beauty and success, while decreasing their workload, and that’s something we’re all looking for.”
The How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive DVD set is available now and can be ordered online through The Great Courses. Myers is also the host of two other DVD sets in The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” series – Container Gardening Tips & Techniques and Your Best Garden & Landscape in Six Lessons.
Gardening expert, TV/radio host and author Melinda Myers 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 show which airs on over 125 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. 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. Myers has written over 20 books, including the nationally released "Can't Miss Small Space Gardening” and “The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook.” She hosted seven seasons of the PBS television program, "Great Lakes Gardener" and she is a recipient of the national American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. Myers' website is http://www.melindamyers.com.