White Magic

Portrait of the Winter Garden

Gardens should be beautiful throughout the year, not just during the summer months. This talk shows how to create a garden that is as lovely in January as in July.

Looking out across the winter garden


Our Vermont winter landscape can be breathtakingly beautiful, with simple shapes and stark shadows silhouetted against a sparkling backdrop of white.

But sometimes the view from our own windows seems to fall short---looking more like a hospital sheet than a New England Christmas card.  This need not be. Like the wider landscape, the winter garden can be ravishing, serene and certainly always changing.

This talk shows you how to design your garden as much for the forgotten months of winter as for the colorful days of summer.


Decorating the winter garden




We take a look at the essential building blocks of a winter garden and how to position them, the ways of creating interesting highlights of color and texture, and the trees, shrubs and perennials that really stand out in a snowy landscape.

Winter should not be merely a time to tolerate while waiting for spring, but rather a season of beauty to savor and enjoy.

1 Comment

  1. Pam Nelson on December 12, 2020 at 8:37 pm


    I was wondering if you are offering Portrait of a Winter Garden in January or February. I am with the Garden Club of Concord, Ma
    and we would love to show something like this to our members.
    What would the fee be? We are only able to have virtual meetings at this time and this would be wonderful to see.
    Thank you, Pam Nelson

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