Color for Every SeasonLinda Eirhart
Intended as a guide for the everyday gardener, The Winterthur Garden Guide offers practical advice—season by season—for achieving the succession of bloom developed by Henry Francis du Pont in his garden. This handy book highlights the design principles that guided du Pont and introduces practical flowers, shrubs, and trees that have stood the test of time—native and non-native, common as well as unusual. Lavishly illustrated, with new color photography, this handbook features close-ups of individual plants as well as sweeping vistas throughout.
Whether addressing the early color combinations of the March Bank, the splendor of Azalea Woods, or the more intimate confines of the Quarry Garden, The Winterthur Garden Guide presents the essential elements of each plant, including common and botanical names; family origins and associations; size, soil, and light needs; bloom times; and zone preferences—everything the gardener needs to know for planning and replicating the “Winterthur look” on any scale.
"Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a rank beginner, the information found in this garden guide provides the tools for replicating the beauty of Winterthur in your own garden."
—Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate
"The compact volume arrives at the perfect time, when outdoor space, for those lucky enough to have it, has become a refuge—no matter what it looks like. And whether one gardens or not, Color for Every Season offers an armchair escape into sun-splashed meadows and blooming woodlands."
—Broad Street Review
A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia RegionText by Adam Levine, Photographs by Rob Cardillo