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 WinterthurGarden 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.
Distributed by Temple University Press for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
About the Author
Linda Eirhart is Director of Horticulture at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, the former home of Henry Francis du Pont in Delaware. She earned her BS and MS in horticulture at the University of Illinois and began her career at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. An integral part of the staff at Winterthur since 1986, Linda is an active member of the American Public Garden Association and served as past co-chair and chair of the Historic Landscapes section. She is also a Plant Collections Network reviewer and volunteers for the University of Delaware Botanic Garden, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.