The Garden in Winter by Suzy Bales, who is a contributing editor to Better Homes & Gardens, is more a “decorating” book than a garden book. It has garden information, for sure, but primarily focuses on How to brighten up a winter garden or house with arrangements of evergreens and berries, containers and sculpture. For those who live in the deep freeze parts of the USA, many of the plants will bloom more in the early spring, rather than truly in winter.
Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers by Vanessa Gardner Nagel touted itself as aspiring to be a “comprehensive resource”, and after reading it… I was surprised to find that a fairly accurate claim. Think of this book as a “mini landscape design course”.