paper, 240 p., $14.95
Taking a reader from a basic understanding of plants to selecting and preparing the soil to planting and maintaining plants, this book covers all sorts of gardening methods and plants, from container gardening to community gardens. Each section of this book spells out in detail how to select, plant and tend specific kinds of plants in different kinds of settings. There is a very good section on native plants, how to recognize and preserve them. The last section in the book explains school and community gardens, with appendices of plant lists by different regions in the U.S. Students, teachers and parents will welcome this very graphic and easy-to-read book.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.