By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Winter is one of my favorite times, not just when it snows and not only because I enjoy not doing any work outside, but also because I love the powerfully spare look of a garden at this time of year. And it turns out I’m not the only one.

This Sunday, February 10th, you can join Bill Astifan, Director of the Haverford College Arboretum, for a walk to explore all the beauty of branches, buds and bark in a talk called ‘After The Leaves Are Gone.’

His perspective as a landscape architect will also help you see what a winter garden reveals about design, because, without so many showy flowers and leaves to distract you, it’s easier to get a sense of size, texture, placement of plants and an overall perspective of a garden’s structure and strengths.

This talk is free, and open to anyone who’d enjoy the hour long walk. Just dress for the weather and meet in front of the Whitehead Campus Center at Haverford College Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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