Cold Climate Books

I’ve read all the books below, though most of them were just checked out of the library, and I find all of them to be helpful. I hope to eventually write reviews for all of them. (Hint to publishers: a review copy would greatly speed up the process!)

A Year at North Hill : Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden, by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd. Paperback: Owl Books, 1996, 224 pp. (ISBN: 0805046143). Hardcover: Little, Brown, and Company, 1995, 214 pp. (ISBN: 0316209163).

I find that gardening books generally fall into two broad categories: the practical and the inspirational. A Year at North Hill, though filled with nuggets of advice, falls squarely in the latter category. The book is a tour of the authors’ garden through the four seasons, and what a garden it is! Located in the warmer part of USDA Hardiness Zone 4, five of their twenty-four acres are under cultivation, encompassing a diverse range of plants from bog to alpine scree. Read more . . .