paper, 287 pp., $24.95.
With a team of landscaping experts, John Kelsey has put together an extensive guide for any gardener planning a project as small as planting a tree or as large as redesigning an entire yard. Planning is the key word here. Each chapter provides all the necessary steps to plan for success. There are very detailed drawings and a wide range of information on how to repair garden tools, choose the right sprinkler and mowing equipment, prepare mortar for your brick wall, and even to manage heavy loads without strain. This book may offer more elaborate plans than the average person needs, but many will find helpful and interesting ideas.
— Joan Richards, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden