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The Winter Garden: Structure Planting and Romance in the Garden in Winter

By: Eluned Price

128 pages, 220 Col Illus

Salamander Books

Hardback | Jan 2003 | #138589 | ISBN: 184065483X
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After the exuberance of summer, the garden in its winter transformation is every gardener's greatest challenge. The Winter Garden looks at the ways of creating a garden that is beautiful in adversity, when the weather is cold and inclement. With the loss of the rich colours of autumn, it explores the importance of shape and form, of choosing trees as much for their leafless winter frosts as for their summer foliage and textures. Using beautiful and varied gardens as examples, it looks at ways of shaping the garden with topiary, trellis and tunnels, of providing form with architectural planting, of using statuary, urns and tubs. This beautifully illustrated book explores what it is that makes the winter garden magical, unpacking the aesthetic thrill that goes with the sight of the ghostly white arcs of bramble or the flaming wands of dogwood, the clean frame of yew hedging or the filigree of interlaced leafless branches.

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Eluned Price is an international freelance writer, broadcaster and presenter, specialising in gardens. Her articles have been published in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Scotsman and such magazines as Homes and Gardens, The Field, House Beautiful (USA) and Elle Decoration. She broadcasts weekly for Radio Oxford. Clive Nichols is one of the world's leading garden photographers and author of the award-winning Photographing Plants and Gardens, published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society. Clive has won the prestigious Garden Writers Guild 'Garden Photographer of the Year' award no less than three times.

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