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The Garden in Winter

January 6th, 2012

“In winter, the sun sinks to its lowest point in the sky and pinpoints everything withs harp clarity lacking at other times of the year. As it slants through bare branches it exaggerates every twist and turn, picks up textures on paths, trunks and buildings and deepens the winter palette of olive greens, tomato reds and faded browns, blacks and beiges.

I see this stripping away as the gardening equivalent of the life laundry – less clutter and less summer froth define what your garden is about, or should be about, giving you the chance for some quiet reflection.”

Val Bourne in The Winter Garden: Create a Garden that Shines Through the Forgotten Season

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