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ATC and Melinda Myers kick off summer Grow Smart gardening series  

The summer growing season is upon us and that means nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers is promoting planting low-growing, native vegetation as part of our Grow Smart program. This year, we are pleased to continue sponsoring Melinda’s live event appearances and free virtual gardening seminars.

If you or someone you know is looking for some gardening tips and inspiration this summer and fall, register and attend one (or more) of theses live or virtual events. Don’t forget to also check out our Young Gardener Activities  and YouTube video with tips for starting plants from seed.

 

Live Appearances

Lake Country Virtual Art & Garden Tour, Friday, July 23 (watch for details) – Melinda will tour and interview gardeners who created amazing Pewaukee-area gardens in this Facebook Live event.

Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 5-15, 2021 – Melinda will be at the We Energies’ Stage (near first and 84th streets)

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s 25th Anniversary Birthday Celebration, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. –  Register for a timed entry into the free event.

 

Virtual Gardening Seminars
Melinda Myers will provide valuable insight into sustainable gardening topics. Register for one or more! Missed one? Melinda’s seminars are available on demand for a limited time.

Gardening with Kids!, June 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Creating Pollinator Gardens, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens)

Strategies for adding native plants to your landscape, June 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens)

Low growing shrubs and vines to attract and support pollinators, June 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens)

“Ask the Plant Doctor” question and answer session, July 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens)

Since 2014, ATC has partnered with Melinda Myers to help landowners learn about compatible vegetation near transmission lines. Trees and shrubs are an important part of the landscape. But trees, shrubs and transmission lines can be an unsafe combination. Transmission lines can sway or sag, and tall or nearby vegetation can compromise the safety and reliability of the electric transmission system. ATC’s Grow Smart program helps property owners and communities identify low-growing, beautiful, native vegetation that can be planted the smart way – a safe distance from transmission line rights-of-way.