Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Garden in Winter

As we draw tantalizingly close to the winter solstice, I’ve been studying and thinking about the garden in winter. Emphasis and information is readily available for the garden at more temperate times of the year, but there are a number of resources featuring plants and gardens during winter. Whether selecting plants with four season interest or ideas for winter garden care, the Sterling Morton Library has a number of resources on gardening at this sometimes challenging time of the year! Consider stopping by the Library to view and peruse some of these resources:

  • Chasse, Patrick. Lessons in design. Horticulture, v. 101, issue 6, p. 52-54.
  • Eddison, Sydney. The unsung season : gardens and gardeners in winter, 1995. SB454 .E33
  • Fortnam, Joanna. White magic. Garden Design, issue 141, p. 36-39.
  • Garrett, Fergus. Winter plants. Gardens Illustrated, issue 98, p. 64-67.
  • Lawrence, Elizabeth. Gardens in winter, 1961. SB454 .L34
  • Martin, Tovah. Cold comfort. Organic Gardening, v. 53, no. 1, p. 28-33.
  • Reich, Lee. The soil in winter. Fine Gardening, issue 101, p. 72-73.
  • Simeone, Vincent A. Wonders of the winter landscape : shrubs and trees to brighten the cold-weather garden, 2005. SB435 .S48
  • Verey, Rosemary. The garden in winter, 1995. SB454 .V47
  • When winter looms. Horticulture, v. 102, no. 6, p. 63-68.
  • Wilson, Helen Van Pelt. Color for your winter yard & garden, with flowers, berries, birds, and trees, 1978. SB454 .W68
  • The Winter garden, 1991. SB454 .W4
  • Yockey, Terry L. The garden in winter. Northern Gardener, v. 134, no. 6, p. 37-41.

Celebrate the season by taking a walk at the Arboretum and visiting the Sterling Morton Library!

Happy Winter Solstice!

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