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Online Class

How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden & Landscape

by The Great Courses

Discover the simple techniques you need to plant and maintain the garden of your dreams, no matter where you are.

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom


Find out how to grow a thriving, magazine-worthy garden. Join award-winning horticulturist Melinda Myers as she guides you through each step of your design, preparation and planting. First, make a plan for your garden as you find out which plants make strong focal points and tolerate shade. Then, discover the key to a healthy garden and learn how to make the most of poorly lit areas. Plus, find out how and when to fertilize your plants, and the best way to plant and prep your garden for spring. You'll also see how to dodge common over- and underwatering mistakes. Finally, learn how to extend your garden through fall, how to add bulbs for a splash of spring beauty and how to prune and protect your plants (and your lawn) from a harsh winter. Get this on-demand class today to grow your gardening skills and create a beautiful space that will bring you joy every day.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Plan the Garden of Your Dreams
A dream garden starts with two things: an awareness of what you have to do and a solid plan for getting there. Get an overview of the step-by-step process for creating a garden, including weeding old garden spaces, testing your soil, evaluating growing conditions and picking the best topsoil. You'll also see how to use annuals, perennials and biennials for great results, and how to map out your garden with the space available.
2. Get the Right Plant for the Right Place
3. Prepare Healthy Soil & Plant for Spring
4. Design for Light, Water & Microclimate
5. Refresh Your Summer Garden
6. Add New Color in Fall & Prep for Winter

Taught by

Melinda Myers - Instructor
Melinda Myers - Instructor
Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience. She has authored more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening (Can't Miss series) and Birds & Blooms' Ultimate Gardening Guide, and she is a columnist for Birds & Blooms magazine. She has also hosted The Plant Doctor radio program, seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS and the nationally syndicated YardWorks.