cloth, 191 p., $29.95
This beautifully illustrated book gives you plenty of useful information, with week-by-week lists on what to do each month, space to maintain a personal garden log, zone-by-zone facts and lots of suggestions and tips. Text and photographs guide you through your garden and landscape, suggesting ways to analyze it anew in order to plan future improvements. A special section on weather helps you understand its effects on planting, growth and overwintering. There are special parts of the book dealing with pruning, shrubs, trees, annuals and perennials.
This book will be invaluable to someone needing a steady chronological guide in their gardening activities. The ways in which this book can be personalized will make it appealing to those wanting to keep a record of their gardening successes and failures. It should appeal to a broad range of weekend gardeners.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.