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Winter blooms and evergreens

Wed Feb 7, 2018
Prickly Juniper
Prickly juniper, from “Contributions to the Flora of Mentone, and to a Winter Flora of the Riviera,”by John Traherne Moggridge (1871).

There are those for whom winters bring the loveliest of views and experiences. In the words of poet William Blake: “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” For artist Andrew Wyeth, winter months reveal “the bone structure in the landscape.” And the serious gardeners among us—they welcome the cold months as a special challenge to coax color, shape, and texture into panoramas of quiet, icy beauty. We’re happy to celebrate this capacity to find comfort in even the coldest of contexts with a new book display in the Library just installed this week. Come browse the display by the Mann ref desk for a look at a lovely selection of titles that inspire love of winter views and guide in the art and craft of cold weather gardening. Select titles in the display noted below, and for a look at one resource on winter flowering plants from Mann’s special collections, check out our recent “Vaults of Mann” spotlight. You won’t need a coat to enjoy!

Adams, Brenda C. Cool Plants for Cold Climates: a Garden Designer’s Perspective. University of Alaska Press, 2017.

Bourne, Val. The Winter Garden: Create a Garden That Shines through the Forgotten Season. Cassell Illustrated, 2006.

Bloom, Adrian. Winter Garden Glory: How to Get the Best from Your Garden from Autumn through Spring.  HarperCollins, 1993.

Core, Earl Lemley, and Nelle P. Ammons Woody Plants in Winter: a Manual of Common Trees and Shrubs in Winter in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada.  West Virginia University Press, 1999.

Buchanan, Rita. The Winter Garden: Plants That Offer Color and Beauty in Every Season of the Year. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

Jabbour, Niki. The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year No Matter Where You Live. Storey Pub., 2011.

Lawrence, Elizabeth. Gardens in Winter. [1St ed.], Harper, 1961,

Loewer, H. Peter, and Larry Mellichamp. The Winter Garden: Planning and Planting for the Southeast. Stackpole Books, 1997.

Obed, Ellen Bryan, and Barbara McClintock. Twelve Kinds of Ice. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.

Ogden, Lauren Springer. The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty. 2Nd ed., Fulcrum Pub., 2010.

Roberts, June Carver. Season of Promise: Wild Plants in Winter, Northeastern United States. Ohio State University Press, 1993.

Simeone, Vincent A. Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden. Ball Pub., 2005.

Thomas, Graham Stuart. Colour in the Winter Garden. Rev. and enl. ed., 3rd ed., Dent, 1984.

Verey, Rosemary. The Garden in Winter. Little, Brown and Co., 1988.

Quick, Arthur Craig. Wild Flowers of the Northern States and Canada. M. A. Donahue & Company, 1939.

Ziegler, Lisa Mason. Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques. First edition., St Lynn’s Press, 2014.

Zetterman, Annika. New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design. Thames & Hudson Inc., 2017.