Wonders of the Winter Landscape NEW YORK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY While many gardeners retreat indoors during the drab months of winter, some gardeners prefer to think about the beauty that well-chosen trees and shrubs can bring to a winter landscape.
Wonders of the Winter Landscape
An Illustrated Lecture by Vincent A. Simeone
Thursday, February 10
While many gardeners retreat indoors during the drab months of winter, some gardeners prefer to think about the beauty that well-chosen trees and shrubs can bring to a winter landscape. Many deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees are detailed in the book, with recommended cultivars highlighted. Showy flowers, berries, winter foliage, bark color and texture, and growth habits all contribute to make these stunning ornamentals the stars of the winter garden.
Although North America suffers through several dreary months of winter each year, this guide describes trees and shrubs that make the barren winter landscape a wonderland of texture and color. Simeone conveys the elegance of deciduous trees and shrubs with an extreme attention to detail—Persian parrotia offers twisted, sinuous branches and exfoliating bark; witch hazel presents distinctive yellow and orange strap like flowers; and beautyberry produces vivid purple berries the birds cannot resist. The book goes on to discuss the virtues of evergreens, both broadleaf and coniferous, and includes two useful appendices that cover evergreen care and deer-resistant trees and shrubs.
Vincent A. Simeone is a well-known horticulturist who teaches gardening classes at the New York Botanical Garden and the State University of New York at Farmingdale and has assisted in garden tours in Canada, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa. He is the manager of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, New York.
Doors open at 6pm; Talk starts promptly at 6:30
Hort members $10; non-members $20
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