PHYLLIS ODESSEY

BARKing up the right tree: Vincent Simeone

 WONDERS of the WINTER
LANDSCAPE
Vincent A. Simeone
The Horticultural Society of New York
February 10
Winter interest in the garden has become a cliche subject matter.  But there were some people, who were on to it before it became fashionable. Vincent Simeone was one of those people.  He knows the role of texture and form in the winter scene.
White on White by Malevich
To me the winter landscape of 2010-11 has seemed more white on white, than anything else; I’ve gone over to BARK-side.  These are my picks:

ACER GRISEUM ‘Cinnamon Flakes’
native to China
BARK exfoliating to cinnamon-color
flakes in smaller strips than its cousins.

HEPTACODIUM MICONIOIDES
native to China
 white flowers in clusters of seven, 

which smell kind of like jasmine
 BARK tan that exfoliates to brown inner bark

PARROTIA PERSCIA

native to Iran
 BARK peeling to reveal gray, green, white, brown
and surprisingly it belongs to the Hamamelidaceae family

STEWARDIA PSEUDOCAMELLIA
native to Japan
has white camellia-like flowers
BARK has incredible camouflage pattern
of orange, green, grey

The best thing to do when there is this much white stuff around…
love it!
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For a really good read…
redefining the meaning of Winter in the garden
New York Times Home and Garden section
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Interview with Piet Outdolf

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/garden/10garden.html?_r=1&ref=garden

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