Unsung Season: Gardens and Gardeners in Winter

Unsung Season: Gardens and Gardeners in Winter

by Sydney Eddison
     
 
While most gardeners lose one quarter of the year, some happily pursue their hobby undaunted by the hostile elements. Written by one gardener who loves winter and photographed by another, The Unsung Season introduces us to a wonderful collection of gardening individualists. Some had the foresight to design their gardens to look beautiful when viewed through the

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While most gardeners lose one quarter of the year, some happily pursue their hobby undaunted by the hostile elements. Written by one gardener who loves winter and photographed by another, The Unsung Season introduces us to a wonderful collection of gardening individualists. Some had the foresight to design their gardens to look beautiful when viewed through the windows. Others bring their gardening pleasures inside, turning windowsills, spare bedrooms, and enclosed porches into makeshift greenhouses. Some happily don snowshoes to prune, chop, and saw their way through the winter, and some turn their creative gardening juices into making things for and from their gardens in kitchens and basement workshops. Whether the reader loves winter or stoically endures it, The Unsung Season will share both the pleasures and the survival techniques of these special gardeners. There's something here for every gardener, just when he or she needs it most.

Editorial Reviews

Alice Joyce
A familiar figure to dedicated gardeners, Eddison is recognized as both a writer and the creative force responsible for a noteworthy Connecticut garden. As informative as it is entertaining, her latest book expands upon the currently popular topic of winter gardens by focusing upon personalities along with plants. While other books suggest specific trees, shrubs, perennials, or grasses to plant for interesting effects, Eddison's presentation includes captivating interviews with horticultural enthusiasts who employ their own uniquely personal gardening activities to while away the long months before spring returns. It's a delight to sit in on Eddison's inspirational chats with an extraordinary group of gardeners eager to share their knowledge. This infectious exploration of more temperate climes (i.e., greenhouses and indoor windowsills) is recommended reading for cold, dreary evenings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395715512
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.88(d)

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