paper, 281 pp., $10.95
As a Master Gardener with three decades of gardening experience, Rhonda Hart certainly qualifies as a “green thumb expert,” able to tally up the fundamentals of gardening in this handy guide. Her tips set forth the basics in concise terms: how to select the best site, soil, seeds, plants, and tools, followed by how to provide proper care for your plants. Money- and time-saving recommendations, as well as words of advice on harvesting crops, follow these worthwhile instructions. Whether a novice or experienced gardener, the reader will find this handy guide contains the most current information on how to become a knowledgeable and successful gardener.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden