paper, 136 p., $14.95
"New color ideas for the home and garden," that's the description of this guide. Certainly, the opening pages of this book make you feel and see "gardens of annual delight." The garden checklist inspires you to take a planned approach, guiding you on site selection and appropriate annuals in terms of shapes, heights and textures.
The emphasis in this guide on designing with color means that there are plenty of details on creating patterns with plants, flowers and foliage. Written both for the beginner and the more experienced gardener, this book shows you how to start annuals from seed as well as how to take care of hardened plants. There's also help on mulching, watering and fertilizing.
This guide is complete, with nearly 100 images of flowers and foliage. Well organized, this book will be very useful for new gardeners and an excellent refresher for others.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.