“Need to cover a large area like an arbor or pergola quickly and densely? Consider grapes.” This is an example of knowledgeable and useful advice the amateur gardener will glean from reading Mel’s column.
Mel starts his garden designs with big picture elements like mass plantings, shrubs and paths. Check out the before and after photos.
Mel discusses perennials for the woodland by color, and then gets into “some unabashed foliage and texture.”