Melinda Myers

Melinda Myers

School: University of Wisconsin-Madison 1986

Expertise: Gardening, outdoor lifestyle

Melinda Myers

Professional Experience
  • President and CEO of Melinda Myers LLC - 2006 to present
  • Twice tenured in two different educational institutions; horticulture instructor with tenure at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1994-2006
  • Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin Extension - 1981-1991
  • Assistant City Forest & Landscape Operations Supervisor for the City of Milwaukee - 1991-1994
  • Director of the Young Adult Conservation Corps - 1979 to 1981
  • Teaching & Media Experience Instructor for the Great Course How to Grow Anything DVD and Instant Video: Your Best Garden & Landscape in 6 Lessons, Container Gardening Tips and Techniques, Make your Trees and Shrubs Thrive, Food Gardens for Everyone
Books Published:
  • Birds and Blooms Ultimate Gardening Guide
  • Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening
  • Recently released 2nd Edition of the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook
  • Columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 1986 to present
  • Nationally Syndicated Gardening Column - 2013 to present
  • Past Columnist and Contributor to Chicagoland Gardening - 2015 to 2019
  • Wisconsin Gardening Magazine - 2012 to 2019
  • Gardening How-To - 2012 to 2015
Articles Published
  • Better Homes & Gardens - 2006
  • Fine Gardening Magazine - 2005
  • Redbook Magazine - 2009
Other Media
  • Editor of the Wisconsin Arborist Association Newsletter - 1993-1998
  • Nationally Syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV (2007 - present) and Radio Segments (2010 - present)
  • 70 to 80 in-person presentations each year at events around the country on various horticulture/gardening topics
  • 15 to 20 webinars each year on various horticulture/gardening topics
  • Hall of Fame of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators (2017) – the highest honor that can be given to a member
  • American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award (2013)
  • Wisconsin Green Industry Federation Hall of Fame member (2012)
  • Perennial Plant Association Garden Media Award (2007)
  • Honorary Life Member Award from Wisconsin Arborist Association (2005)
  • Philanthropic Award for work with Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (2004)
  • Garden Writers Association Garden Globe Award for Radio On-Air Talent (2003)
  • Garden Writers Association of America’s Quill & Trowel Award for On-Air Talent (1998)
  • American Nursery and Landscape Association's Garden Communicator of the Year Award (1998)


Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has written more than 20 gardening books. She hosts the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV and radio segments and is the instructor for The Great Courses How to Grow Anything DVD and Instant Video series.
Melinda is a dynamic presenter, appearing at many events throughout the country each year. She has received recognition and numerous awards, including the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and was inducted into The Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame.


Master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Bachelor’s degree in horticulture from The Ohio State University

Birds and Blooms Editorial Policies

For almost three decades, Birds & Blooms has been inspiring outdoor enthusiasts to have a lifelong love of birding, gardening and nature. We are the #1 bird and garden magazine in North America and a trusted online resource for anyone who enjoys the beauty in their backyard and beyond. In addition to our staff of experienced gardeners and bird-watchers, we hire individuals who have years of education and hands-on experience with birds, bird feeding, gardening, butterflies, bugs and more. Our content is written by trusted journalists and fact-checked by bird and garden pros for accuracy.


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