Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season

Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season

by Cathy Rees
Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season

Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season

by Cathy Rees


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616898724
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 882,448
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Cathy Rees is a cofounder of Native Gardens of Blue Hill in Maine and has been gardening and consulting on the native landscapes of coastal Maine for more than twenty-five years.

Lisa Looke is a nature photographer who also manages the image library for Wild Seed Project in Portland, Maine.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rodney Eason 7

Introduction Winter Garden Reflections 11

Part 1 Design: Revealing Garden Structure 14

Design Basics


Form and Scale






Part 2 Contrast: Emphasizing Polarities during the Season of Extremes 66

Sun / Shadow

Light / Dark

Concealed / Revealed

Uniformity / Diversity

Wildness / Cultivation

Macro / Micro

Part 3 Embellish: Adorning the Garden for Year-Round Enjoyment 104





Part 4 Care: Creating a Big Impact through Small Acts 132


Deer Protection

Pruning Basics

Special Pruning Techniques

Part 5 Share: Making the Most of Your Garden during the Quiet Season 160

Bringing the Outdoors In

Getting Outside in Winter

Gardening for the Birds

Creating Habitat

Resources 188

Acknowledgments 190

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