Look around for clues to beautiful winter landscapes

People often ask about creating a landscape with four-season appeal. I tell them that our northeastern winters put our imaginations to the test--because we human beings are more attracted to beautiful colors than we are to interesting shapes and textures. These dormant months are a great time, however, to find the structure of the landscape. I encourage anyone who's looking for new ideas to take lots of pictures while trees are bare and gardens are empty. 

For some ideas, visit a recent article where I and several other designers are interviewed on winter in the landscape.