Advocate – Gardener’s Friend
was lucky enough to attend a presentation given by Melinda Myers on unwelcome
critters at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show in Edison, NJ. She is a
nationally known gardening communicator with over 20 books to her name. I
listened as she regaled the audience with dozens of garden problems, and an
equal number of solutions; and she is this week’s guest.
hosts the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” segments that air on
50 network TV stations in the U.S. She is a columnist and contributing editor
for Birds & Blooms magazine, and has a master’s degree in horticulture.
tries to stay up-to-date on all the developments in organic pest control. Her
lists dozens of garden problems and ways to deal with them. But we both agree,
that sometimes in this relationship with nature, you have to live with a few
holes in the leaves.
In my partnership with nature, I am decidedly the junior partner, as I
was reminded last week when a deluge hit the Northeast. I watched the river
rise around the island garden on Saturday, and woke up to a flood on Sunday.
The water began to go down Monday afternoon, but was still covering some of the
garden. Fortunately, the sun came out later in the week. I am nevertheless a
little concerned. After all, April showers bring…
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