Synopses & Reviews
Our acclaimed Month-by-Month Gardening series gets a fresh update for gardeners located in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For over a decade, do-it-yourself gardeners in the Midwestern United States have turned to the expert advice of Melinda Myers. Her unrivaled local gardening mastery has helped transform our Month-by-Month Gardening series into the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country. Now, with a redesigned and easier-to-use format, fully updated information, and additional photography, this new edition of Minnesota and Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening is packed with all the knowledge the Minnesota/Wisconsin gardener or home landscaper needs to be successful. Inside, you’ll find all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year. Even during our infamously cold and barren winter months, Myers will have you planning for and improving upon the next growing season. In the spring and summer, you’ll be well equipped to cultivate the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem solving, Minnesota and Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening educates gardeners of all skill levels on the best practices for satisfying, rewarding results. And best of all, you’ll be reaping the benefits all year round.
With a redesigned format, fully updated information, and additional photography, this new edition of Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening is packed with everything the Minnesota/Wisconsin gardener or home landscaper needs to be successful.
is a master gardener, renowned author, and recognized authority on gardening in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is the author of previous Cool Springs Press gardening titles covering these two states.
The definitive monthly manual of “when to” and “how to” information every Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowner needs to be a successful gardener.
Master gardener Melinda Myers shares years of hard-won gardening experience in this comprehensive book tailored exclusively for readers living in Wisconsin and Minnesota. An easy-to-follow format, extensive how-to photos, and specific advice give you a rich, month-by-month picture of gardening in these two garden-friendly states. Reading this book is like having your own garden coach to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to do to get your garden rolling. Here’s what you’ll find in Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening
: - Year-round coverage, from January to December
- All major plant types—from flowers and groundcovers to trees and shrubs, and everything in between—are featured
- Specific when-to and how-to advice on planting, watering, fertilizing, growing, and care (including pest control)
- Fully illustrated with color photographs and illustrations to demonstrate techniques and identify plants Before you start another gardening season hoping that you’re doing what you need to do, when you need to do it, pick up a copy of Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening and be confident you’ll have a beautiful garden all year.
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, www.melindamyers.com.