Garden Therapy

GARDEN THERAPY: Aging – The Losing Battle – September 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: Aging – The Losing Battle - September 2021

Mel explains how to take care of our gardens as we age.

GARDEN THERAPY: MAN VS. NATURE: Man – 199,999 Nature – 1,000,000 – August 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: MAN VS. NATURE: Man - 199,999 Nature - 1,000,000 - August 2021

Scoring this battle is, of course, preposterous (and impossible), but feel free to
choose your own numbers; it will greatly depend on your point of view.

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.