Winter Gardening


Winter gardening tools

What kind of gardening appeals when the wind chill outside is -20 degrees F?

Garden planning. So pull out those garden design books and the seed and plant catalogs and a hot beverage and get to dreaming.

10 thoughts on “Winter Gardening

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I gave a short presentation a couple of years ago about “designing the garden for winter.” I live in upstate NY (200+ inches of snow last year). So the idea of gardening FOR the winter interests me a lot, so you have pretty stuff to look at all year round. I’ve uploaded the PDF slides to my website to share if anybody is interested. The images are not mine so I won’t keep it up too long (didn’t ask permission to use them!):

    Click to access designing-for-the-winter-landscape-2.pdf


    • Fawn says:

      Elizabeth–How I wish I could have attended your presentation. What great info! And the photos are stunning. I have to mention that a couple are credited to Missouri Botanical Gardens…right here St. Louis, of which I am a member. Small world!


  2. Elizabeth says:

    Fawn, Missouri Botanical garden is THE BEST source for horticultural info. I tell everyone it is the gold standard–no need to look elsewhere on the internet! I wish I could visit that place! You are so lucky!


    • Fawn says:

      I am soon starting a series of apartment tour/rehab posts. I’m probably not going to do a winter count. Those posts are time consuming, so I generally only do them once a year.


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