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Winter Gardening
A Guide to Selected Resources

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Bales, Suzanne F. The garden in winter: plant for beauty and interest in the quiet season. New York, Rodale, c2007. 204 p.
   Bibliography: p. 194.
   SB439.5.B35 2007 <SciRR>

Bloom, Adrian, and Richard Bloom. Gardening with conifers. Willowdale, ON, Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books, 2002. 192 p.
   Bibliography: p. 186.
   SB428.B56 2002 <SciRR>

Bloom, Adrian. Year-round garden: colour in your garden from January to December. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1998. 287 p.
    Bibliography: p. 282.
    Previously published by HarperCollins, London in two separate volumes, I (1993) and Summer garden glory (1996).
   SB454.3.C64B58 1998

Buchanan, Rita. The winter garden: plants that offer color and beauty in every season of the year. Boston, Houghton Mifflin company, 1997. 121 p. (Taylor’s weekend gardening guides)
   Bibliography: p. 115.
   SB439.5.B83 1997

Buffin, Michael W. Winter-flowering shrubs. Portland, OR., Timber Press, 2005. 232 p.
   Bibliography: p. 224-225.
   SB435.B83 <SciRR>

Coleman, Eliot. Four-season harvest: organic vegetables from your home garden all year around. White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Pub., c 1999. 234 p.
   Bibliography: p. 224-227.
   Rev. ed. of: The new organic grower's four-season harvest. c1992.
   SB324.3.C64 1999

Coleman, Eliot. Winter harvest handbook : year-round organic vegetable production for the twenty-first century. White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Pub. Co., 2009. 247 p.
   Not Yet in LC

Eddison, Sydney. The unsung season: gardens and gardeners in winter. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 204 p.
   Bibliography: p. 182-186.
   SB439.5.E33 1995

Galle, Fred C. Hollies: the genus ilex. Portland, OR, Timber Press, c1997.
573 p.
   Bibliography: p. 526-535.
   Published in association with The Holly Society of America.
   SB413.H7G34 1997 <SciRR>

Photo:  Blue juniper berries on a branch.
Juniperus virginiana. Photo: Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service, USA
Heathers, conifers, and the winter garden. By Frank Knight and others. London, Cassell, Royal Horticultural Society, 1995. 192 p.
    QK495.E68H36 1995Kinahan, Sonia. The overlook guide to winter gardens. Woodstock, NY, The Overlook Press, 1985. 144 p.
   SB439.5.K56 1985

Loewer, H. Peter, and Larry Mellichamp. The winter garden: planning and planting for the Southeast. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, c1997. 194 p.
   Bibliography: p. 187.
   SB439.5.L64 1997

Pearson, Robert. The winter garden. 2nd ed. London, Cassell, Royal Horticultural Society, 1992. 64 p.
    SB439.5.P43 1992

Rice, Graham, and Elizabeth Strangman. The gardener’s guide to growing hellebores. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1993. 160 p.
   Bibliography: p. 155.
   SB413.H443R53 1993

Simeone, Vincent A. Wonders of the winter landscape: shrubs and trees to brighten the cold-weather garden. Batavia, IL, Bal Pub., c2005. 140 p.
   Bibliogtraphy: p. 131-133.
   SB435.S4839 2005

Thomas, Graham Stuart. Colour in the winter garden. Portland, OR, Sagapress/Timber Press, 1994. 210 p.    SB439.5.T56 1994
   Bibliography: p. 202.

Verey, Rosemary. The garden in winter. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1995. 168 p.
   Bibliography: p. 164.
   SB439.5.V47 1995

Wilson, Helen Van Pelt. Color for your winter yard & garden, with flowers, berries, birds, and trees. New York, Scribner, c1978. 175 p.



Brown, Lauren. Deadheading reconsidered: seedheads in the winter garden. American gardener, v. 80, Nov./Dec. 2001: 40-43.

Burrell, C. Colston. Designing a winter garden. American gardener,
v. 80, Nov./Dec. 2001: 34-39.

Cubee, Doreen. ‘Tis the season for birds and berries. National wildlife, v. 42, Dec. 2003: 14-15.

Photo: Flowers of violet, purple and green on stems.
Helleborus purpurascens. Photo:
Jmenuji se Zdenek Prazák.

Ellis, David J. Wildlife in the winter garden. American horticulturist, v. 74, Nov. 1995: 16-17.
   SB1.N3Hahm, Carl R. Winter gardens. Arnoldia, v. 43, winter 1983: 3-12.
   Available online at: (PDF 559KB)

Hardiman, Lucy. Plant this: 'Midwinter Fire'. Horticulture, v. 106. Feb. 2009: 17-18.

Jeruss, Irene. Winter delight. Horticulture, v. 100, Feb. 2003: 21.

Martin, Tovah. A garden for winter. Yankee, v. 68, Jan./Feb. 2004: 56-62.

Pelczar, Rita. Striking stems provide winter interest. American gardener, v. 87, Nov./Dec. 2008: 25-27.

Sinton, Nan. If I could have only 4 plants for the winter garden. Horticulture, v. 106, Dec. 2008: 20.

Toops, Connie. Winter havens. Birder’s world, v. 17, Dec. 2003: 88-92.

Wann, David. A Four-season coldframe. Organic gardening, v. 49, Nov./Dec. 2002: 34-35.

Winter’s hips, fruits and berries. Plants & gardens, v. 47, winter 1991: 92-93.



Berries, Branches and Blooms for Winter, The GreenMan, Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery Co., MD
(PDF 190KB)

The Garden in Winter, University of Illinois Extension

Gardening for Winter, Iowa State University

Landscaping for Birds,
the Cornell Lab of Ornithology National Arboretum, Washington DC   

Waiting for Spring: Winter Interest at the National Arboretum:

   Amaryllis Photo Gallery, U.S. National Arboretum:

The Winter Garden at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Winter Garden, at JC Raulston Arboretum, NC State University

The Winter Garden Calendar, by J. Rose Lerner, Dept. of Horticulture, Purdue University (PDF 264KB)

Winter Gardening Activities for Kids, Dr. Leonard Perry, University of Vermont Extension

Winter Gardening Design Tips, Brooklyn Botanic Garden




Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs

The Garden Watchdog Guide to Gardening by Mail



Alison P. Kelly, Revised December 2009

Photo: branches with red buds and white blossoms, with snow in the background.Prunus mume 'Tojibai.' Photo: KENPEI.
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