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Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden

By Vincent A. Simeone
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Book Details
  • Author: Vincent A. Simeone
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • Published: 2005-10-28
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. Part one of the book 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 straplike flowers; and beautyberry produces vivid purple berries the birds cannot resist. A shorter second section discusses the virtues of evergreens, both broadleaf and coniferous, and includes two useful appendices that cover evergreen care and list deer-resistant trees and shrubs.