Simeone, Vincent A.

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Simeone, Vincent A.


Education: State University of New York, Farmingdale, A.A.S.; University of Georgia, B.S.; C.W. Post-Long Island University, M.A.


Home and office—P.O. Box 58, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. E-mail—[email protected].


Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, NY, director; New York Botanical Gardens and State University of New York—Farmingdale, teacher. Has appeared on numerous garden shows, including Martha Stewart Living.


American Association of Botanical Gardens and Aboreta, New York State Arborist (ISA Chapter), American Rhododendron Society (New York chapter), Daphne Society, Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association, Long Island Arboricultural Association, Long Island Holly Society, Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association, New York Hortus Club.


Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, photographs by Bruce Curtis, foreword by Michael D. Coe, introduction by Michael A. Dirr, Ball (Batavia, IL), 2005.

Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden, photography by Bruce Curtis, foreword by Boyce Tankersley, preface by David Barnett, Ball (Batavia, IL), 2005.

Contributor to periodicals.


Vincent A. Simeone is a horticulturist who specializes in wood plant culture, use, and selection of superior varieties. He is also the author of books in this area, including Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden. Focusing primarily on the colder winter regions of the United States, the author discusses colorful winter additions to home landscapes such as deciduous trees and shrubs with decorative bark, winter flowers, and fruit. Other plants discussed include various broadleaf evergreens and conifers. Among the specific plants highlighted are the deciduous crape myrtle, camellias that thrive in cold weather, and the Southern magnolia evergreen. The book includes numerous photographs of the plants in their winter appearances, and an appendix of such topics as deer-resistant plants, evergreen maintenance, and winter greenhouses. Carol Haggas, writing in Booklist, referred to Wonders of the Winter Landscape as "a lush and learned resource," noting that the author "eloquently extols the virtues of the garden in the fourth season." Writing in the Library Journal, Brian Lym called the book "a welcome addition to the genre," adding: "The author's plant palette includes some unexpected and notable choices."



Booklist, October 15, 2005, Carol Haggas, review of Wonders of the Winter Landscape: Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden, p. 16.

Library Journal, November 15, 2005, Brian Lym, review of Wonders of the Winter Landscape, p. 87.


Vincent Simeone Home Page, (July 24, 2006).