Over the winter months, I tended a Winter Garden of words. Inspired by the idea of a garden designed to be at its best during the winter months (whether outside or under an elaborate glass structure), I used the Word Garden blog as a space to grow ideas for a new piece of writing, Winter Garden | Word Garden, now available to download.
From December 2010 through to February 2011 I asked readers to answer the question: What would feature in your perfect Winter Garden? Winter Gardens that don’t have the protection of glass canopies are creative in their use of colour, texture, light and smell; so focused on those four elements. I asked people to leave a list, a poem, a description, or just a single word for me to respond to.