Mel Bellar

GARDEN THERAPY: NO HEDGING ON THE EDGING -July 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  NO HEDGING ON THE EDGING -July 2021

A quick word on “shovel jumping.”  Most folks approach edging with the one-foot-on-the-shovel technique followed by the application of a forceful push or maybe even a quick stomp-like motion to force the shovel into the ground, or through the sod in the case of edging.

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPRING TREE TREATS AND TRAUMA- JUNE 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPRING TREE TREATS AND TRAUMA- JUNE 2021

The real show in the wild starts when the Amelanchier and various cherries start blooming at the edges of the forest and sides of the hills

GARDEN THERAPY:  HELLO YELLOW — May 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  HELLO YELLOW -- May 2021

By Mel Bellar Many gardeners who are total snobs about yellow in the garden believe that it has no place.  I am not sure why this is—but I think it might have to do with the fact that so many weedy plants are yellow. Case in point: dandelions, goldenrod, and the evil wild parsnips, for…

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPIRALING INTO CONTROL — April 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPIRALING INTO CONTROL — April 2021

The work involved in creating a spiral garden, and the beauty of it.

GARDEN THERAPY:  SHORT SHRUBS SHINING STILL –MARCH 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  SHORT SHRUBS SHINING STILL --MARCH 2021

A while back, the nursery industry and horticulturists recognized the need for more compact shrubs for home landscapes and have been introducing new options ever since. Many have arrived in the last two decades while I have been an active professional and paying attention!

GARDEN THERAPY: SHORT SHRUB SHINE — February 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: SHORT SHRUB SHINE — February 2021

Mel gives us a lesson on “Shrubs” – mostly the dwarf ones that are easy to maintain.