I Love Gardening in a Berkshire Winter


A sleeping vegetable garden


I know that’s a sin in some circles, but in winter, all my gardens are perfect – no weeds, no bugs, just a white wonder. I can also walk my woods without fear of Lyme disease, which I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had it.

Seed and nursery catalogs are also more fun in the winter. My mind can design freely without a time constraint or deadline. I’ll probably change my mind when the hellebores start, but change is one reason I love designing gardens.

So bring on the snow!