Lights! Camera! Garden!

U of MN Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Meleah Maynard, being interviewed by WCCO television's Jamie Yucca.

How exciting!  One of the gardens from our U of MN Extension – Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour will be featured on WCCO television’s Saturday morning show, sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.!  Reporter Jamie Yuccas and photographer, Garrett, came to the home of Master Gardener volunteer, Meleah Maynard.  The theme of Meleah’s garden is “Lawn Be Gone” – and frankly, there isn’t a blade of grass on the site, unless you count the ornamental ones!  The place has made an awesome transformation since I lived across the street 20 years ago. 


Creative use of a horse tank - -growing vegetables!

I couldn’t decide which part of the place I liked better – the expansive shade garden in front of the house, or the creative vegetable garden in the back – most of which is in containers.  Meleah has creatively used galvanized tanks as planters, both as vegetable beds and water gardens. She has potatoes growing in a canvas bag. 

To see Meleah’s and other wonderful gardens, be sure to join us for this Saturday’s Learning Garden Tour.  Tickets are on sale here until 5:00 p.m. Friday, 7/13.  You can also purchase tickets the day of the event at anyone of our fantastic gardens.  Gardens will be listed on our website Friday evening.  We hope you’ll join us!

To view the broadcast visit the WCCO website.

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