The Garden in Winter: Plant for Beauty and Interest in the Quiet Season

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Rodale, Oct 30, 2007 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Explaining how to transform one's garden to provide year-round interest, an inspirational gardening handbook reveals how to add texture, color, shape, and beauty to the winter landscape, with suggestions for the best trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, and grasses, as well as container plantings, holiday decorating tips, and more.
  

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I loved this book. The ideas were wonderful. I love winter activities but as a gardener, winter was always tough. This book gives you the feeling that winter was/is something to look forward to in the garden. Read full review

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Time is another dimension in landscape design. Every good designer and gardener should consider seasonal effects when selecting plants and laying out gardens. Winter is a challenging season, but with careful planning and design, it can be a season full of opportunities. Suzy Bales presents a lot of useful ideas and opportunities in "The Garden in Winter: Plant for Beauty and Interest in the Quiet Season," such as the beauty of lines formed by the branches of deciduous trees, the pattern of tree barks, the views through windows, the ornaments, containers, garden structures, ice sculptures, broadleaf evergreens and colorful conifers, perennials and grasses, etc. This book is also a very reader friendly and practical guide for winter gardening, the information is presented in plain and simple English. "The Garden in Winter: Plant for Beauty and Interest in the Quiet Season" has 224 pages and many beautiful color interior photos. It is a great book for both novices and seasoned gardeners. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of "Planting Design Illustrated"  

Contents

The Glory of Trees
21
Colorful Conifers
33
Deciduous Shrubs
67
EarlyBlooming Bulbs
111
Winter Containers
131
Christmas from the Garden
153
Final Thoughts
190
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SUZY BALES is a contributing editor at Better Homes and Gardens and the author of Suzy Bales' Down to Earth Gardener. She divides her time between Manhattan and Oyster Bay on Long Island, where she maintains her extensive gardens.

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