Decoding Gardening Advice with Meleah Maynard

Got a gardening question? Eager to celebrate the summer bounty? 

Join us for an evening with Meleah Maynard, Minnesota gardener and co-author of Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations. In addition to a reading and signing, Meleah will spend some time debunking common garden lore that has led generations of gardeners astray for decades, if not centuries. Bring your questions, and leave with helpful advice for novice and experienced gardeners alike.

About the book: 

Covering more than 100 universal gardening "dos and don'ts," Decoding Gardening Advice is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author of The Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science. Decoding Gardening Advice is the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and perennials to edibles, trees, and soil care.

About the author: 

Meleah Maynard is a journalist, editor, speaker, and master gardener who has written about everything from how to cook a chicken on a beer can to how a Minneapolis art curator helped recover stolen antiquities in Iraq.

Maynard writes the "Everyday Gardener" column for Minneapolis' Southwest Journal and is a gardening columnist and feature story writer for Northern Gardener, the magazine of the Minnesota Horticultural Society. Her articles, essays and columns on various gardening topics have appeared in many national magazines and newspapers, including Garden, Deck & Landscape, Gardening How-To, History Channel and Midwest Home.

As a master gardener she most enjoys working with Habitat for Humanity families on their home landscapes, planting trees with kids, and helping people of all ages garden happily without fear of breaking ridiculous rules. At home, Meleah gardens with her husband, Mike, and dog, Lily. Because they live on a corner lot, passersby always stop to ask gardening questions that inspire her writing.