Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring in the Garden

As the bleak months of winter come to a close, we all look forward to the joyous new growth and color of a spring garden, but according to garden and landscape designer Peter Bevacqua, winter in the garden doesn't have to be a barren and desolate and unappealing. On Saturday, March 11, Bevacqua will share some simple guidelines for creating a garden that looks great all year long, even in winter, in a talk called "A Garden for ALL Seasons."

Says Bevacqua, "Even with our winters, using these fundamental guidelines, our gardens and landscapes can be interesting and dramatic throughout the seasons--and winter is the best time of year to take a hard look and ask ourselves if our garden is really as good as it could be. Do we like what we see now? This is the time of year where answers can be revealed."

After a career on the creative side of advertising, Bevacqua began gardening in earnest and before long started Peter Bevacqua Garden Design. He honed his gardening skills studying with Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter in England and with Helen Dillon in her garden in Dublin. Bevacqua's own garden in Claverack has been featured in the New York Times and in the books Gardens of the Hudson Valley and Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley, both published by Monacelli Press.

The event on Saturday takes place at the Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B, at 4 p.m. 

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