Winterland Create a beautiful garden for every season

Cathy Rees

Book - 2021

"A practical, accessible, and lushly photographed guide to making your garden a place of beauty and inspiration during the winter months as well as throughout the year"--

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Subjects
Genres
Handbooks and manuals
Illustrated works
Published
Hudson, New York : Princeton Architectural Press [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-189).
ISBN
9781616898724
1616898720
Main Author
Cathy Rees (author)
Other Authors
Lisa Looke (photographer)
  • Forward / by Rodney Eason
  • Introduction: Winter garden reflections
  • Design: revealing garden structures
  • Contrast: emphasizing polarities during the season of extremes
  • Embellish: adorning the garden for year-round enjoyment
  • Care: creating a big impact through small acts
  • Share: making the most of your garden during the quiet season.
  • Part I: Design: Revealing the Bones of the Garden
  • Design Basics
  • Access
  • Plants: Shape, Form, and Scale
  • Texture
  • Layers
  • Evergreens
  • Hedges
  • Edges
  • Part II: Contrast: Emphasizing Polarities During the Season of Extremes
  • Sun/Shadow
  • Light/Dark
  • Snow/Bareness
  • Uniformity/Diversity
  • Wildness/Tranquility
  • Micro/Macro
  • Part III: Embellish: Adorning the Garden for Year-Round Enjoyment
  • Lighting
  • Ornament
  • Structures
  • Stone
  • Part IV: Care: Creating a Big Impact through Small Acts
  • Maintenance
  • Deer protection
  • Pruning basics
  • Special pruning techniques
  • Part V: Share: Making the Most of Your Garden during the Quiet Season
  • Bringing the outdoors in
  • Getting outside in winter
  • Gardening for the birds
  • Creating habitat.
Review by Booklist Reviews

For many gardeners, those who live in climates where the ground doesn't freeze, winter gardening isn't that different from the rest of the year, but for folks in colder regions, touching the soil is a no-go during those frozen months. Here is an entire book devoted to designing a garden that will be pleasing to enjoy in winter despite the limitations. By using structure, emphasizing contrasts, embellishing with lighting and other elements, and performing seasonally appropriate maintenance, the winter garden can be enjoyable beyond the oft-referred to winter interest of the stalks of plants that have died off for the growing year. Rees, a gardener and horticulturist in Maine (where winter can last seven months), uses the expertise she's accumulated to highlight the seemingly small choices that can have a big impact during the fallow months between growing seasons. Where most gardening books that refer to winter focus on those warmer climates, this is a rare treat that concentrates on enjoying the garden even at a time when it must be done from indoors. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A practical, accessible, and lushly photographed guide to making your garden a place of beauty and inspiration during the winter months as well as throughout the year"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Filled with lush photography, this practical and accessible guide will show you how to make your garden a place of beauty and inspiration during the winter months, as well as throughout the year.Why put all of our gardening effort into the magnificent but short months of summer? With Winterland, learn how the dramatic stillness of a garden in winter provides abundant opportunities to deepen our connection with nature. Accomplished landscape designer Cathy Rees guides you through the basics of creating rich and compelling all-season garden environments—exploring form, texture, plant choices, lighting, and more. Design strategies are reinforced by practical advice on garden care, pruning, maintenance, and coexisting with animals and birds. Learn how to position a distinctive tree to capture the first rays of a rosy December sunrise, or reconceive the flow of an entire landscape. Winterland gives gardeners the tools to develop outdoor havens that will evolve over seasons and years, to become true garden sanctuaries for any season.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Filled with lush photography, this practical and accessible guide will show you how to make your garden a place of beauty and inspiration during the winter months, as well as throughout the year.

Why put all of our gardening effort into the magnificent but short months of summer? With Winterland, learn how the dramatic stillness of a garden in winter provides abundant opportunities to deepen our connection with nature. Accomplished landscape designer Cathy Rees guides you through the basics of creating rich and compelling all-season garden environments—exploring form, texture, plant choices, lighting, and more. Design strategies are reinforced by practical advice on garden care, pruning, maintenance, and coexisting with animals and birds. Learn how to position a distinctive tree to capture the first rays of a rosy December sunrise, or reconceive the flow of an entire landscape. Winterland gives gardeners the tools to develop outdoor havens that will evolve over seasons and years, to become true garden sanctuaries for any season.