Mel loves the color red in his garden providing us with names of those that do well in our area.
Mel goes to some landscape conferences and explains to us all about “ecotone” which is a transitional area between two ecosystems.
Natural stone and mossy rocks are a mainstay of the Kyoto garden. They are everywhere, and I always say “you can never have too many rocks.” I love the way they use stone.
“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.