Mel Bellar

GARDEN THERAPY: Made in the Shade – Getting Started – February 2018

GARDEN THERAPY:  Made in the Shade – Getting Started  - February 2018

“…a woodland garden has a sense of peace, sofntess and tranquility that is hard to achieve in a sun-drenched, splashier offering.” Learn the main reasons to have a shade garden and how to get started with one.

GARDEN THERAPY: Man Versus Nature – What is a garden anyway? – January 2018

GARDEN THERAPY:   Man Versus Nature – What is a garden anyway? - January 2018

I actually like Wikipedia’s take on it much better: A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials.

GARDEN THERAPY: The Fashionable and Functional Fire Pit – November 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:   The Fashionable and Functional Fire Pit - November 2017

Many, many types of fire pit are discussed: black sand, Belgian block, fieldstone, firebrick.

GARDEN THERAPY: Very Variegated Variety – Warning: very geeky column – October 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:   Very Variegated Variety – Warning: very geeky column - October 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about Variegated plants.

GARDEN THERAPY: Balance – The Ongoing Struggle — September 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:  Balance - The Ongoing Struggle — September 2017

Mel discusses balancing your landscaping to give it a creative and beautiful curb appeal.