Book Description

From the Back Cover All you need to know to plan, plant, and maintain your Midwestern garden.?Creating a flower bed that draws admiring looks from passersby, complementing the look of your home with a beautiful landscape, and harvesting your very own homegrown edibles fresh from the garden do not happen by chance. No matter where in the Midwest you live, you know that gardening success depends on knowing not only how, but when to perform certain tasks.?Midwest Gardener?s Handbook features:- Chapters on edible gardening, including vegetables and herbs- Nine popular plant categories, from annuals to trees- A monthly ?to-do? checklist for each plant category- The top plant recommendations for Midwestern gardeners?Author Melinda Myers is an expert on gardening in the Midwest, and in this guide she shares her years of hard-won experience with you, the Midwest gardener. Midwest Gardener?s Handbook is your one-stop source for all your questions about gardening in the Midwest! Read more About the Author Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author, and columnist Melinda Myers has more than thirty years of horticulture experience. She has written over twenty gardening books, including Can't Miss Small Space Gardening, The Garden Book for Wisconsin, Minnesota Gardener's Guide, Month-by-Month Gardening in Wisconsin, the Perfect Lawn Midwest series, as well as the Midwest Gardener's Handbook and Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide.In addition to authoring books, Myers hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda's Garden Moment segments that air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the United States. She is also the instructor for The Great Course How to Grow DVD series. She also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine and Wisconsin Gardening magazine. Melinda hosted The Plant Doctor radio program for over twenty years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening magazines and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master's degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Melinda Myers' many accomplishments include starting the Master Gardener program in Milwaukee County, two Garden Media Awards (a Garden Globe Award for radio talent and a Quill and Trowel Award for her television work), both from the Garden Writers Association, the American Horticultural Society's B.Y. Morrison Communication Award for effective and inspirational communication, and she was the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation Hall of Fame.Visit with Melinda on her website, Read more