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.
Mel starts his garden designs with big picture elements like mass plantings, shrubs and paths. Check out the before and after photos.