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