Garden Seminar to begin; register for link

Melinda Myers

The Western Wisconsin District of Master Gardener Volunteers is hosting a virtual Growing Together Spring Garden Seminar.

Registration is due Wednesday to receive the link for the presentation on Feb. 20 by Sonya Burke on Soil Preparation for Planting Vegetables Virtual Spring Garden Seminar. Registrations are due Feb. 24 to receive the link for the Feb. 27 presentation by nationally recognized gardening expert Melinda Myers, who will share her strategies for maximizing the beauty and enjoyment whether in  a small yard or trying to create a garden room within the landscape.

Her presentation, sponsored by Diggers Hotline, will educate participants on how to combine plants, furnishings and accessories to create an entertainment space, retreat or area for relaxation within a landscape. A TV/radio host, author and columnist, Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture, over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening and the Midwest Gardener's Handbook. She hosts the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program which airs on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. Myers also hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. She’s a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column. She appears as a guest expert on numerous national and local television and radio shows.

Other upcoming presentations are Planting Trees and Shrubs by Laura Jull on March 6, and Searching for Wildflowers in Wisconsin and Minnesota on March 13.

Registration can be found at Questions can be directed to Andy Heren at UW–Extension at 715 839 4712 or

Participants will receive a link to YouTube Live the week prior to each presentation and will have exclusive access to recorded presentations for a limited time after the seminar concludes. Door prizes will also be awarded to lucky recipients at the beginning of each session.

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