A practical guide to winter gardening captures a range of creative gardening strategies for the cold season, from winter pruning to indoor kitchen gardens and basement workshops
While most gardeners lose one quarter of the year, some happily pursue their hobby undaunted by the hostile elements. Written by one gardener who loves winter and photographed by another, The Unsung Season introduces us to a wonderful collection of gardening individualists. Some had the foresight to design their gardens to look beautiful when viewed through the windows. Others bring their gardening pleasures inside, turning windowsills, spare bedrooms, and enclosed porches into makeshift greenhouses. Some happily don snowshoes to prune, chop, and saw their way through the winter, and some turn their creative gardening juices into making things for and from their gardens in kitchens and basement workshops. Whether the reader loves winter or stoically endures it, The Unsung Season will share both the pleasures and the survival techniques of these special gardeners. There's something here for every gardener, just when he or she needs it most.