Gardeners, plant collectors, horticulturists, and landscape designers will find a valuable resource in this carefully selected plant directory of best performing winter-flowering shrubs. Readers will find daphnes, viburnums, witch hazels, and camellias to suit every taste and garden situation, as well as information about how to help their choice winter-flowering shrubs flourish from November to March. Tips on combining winter-flowering shrubs, using winter sunlight to backlight choice specimens, and getting the right balance of complementary plants complete this practical and inspiring guide. Whether looking to extend a plant collection or create a winter garden, collectors and gardeners alike will delight in the possibilities available for blooms and scents in colder climates.
Michael W. Buffin presently advises on 70 historical gardens and parks in southern England for the National Trust. He spent several years as Curator of Living Collections at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire where, among other responsibilities, he designed the planting for the Winter Garden. He lives in Hampshire, England.