cloth, 440 p., $23
This guide is an entirely new book, with an introduction that includes information on how to select, schedule, plant and care for annuals. A gallery of annuals, covering pages 32 through 197, provides details on Abelmoschus manihot through Zinnia peruviana. A second section, entitled "Encyclopedia of Plants," gives details on how to grow specific plants plus additional background facts. With some 400 photographs, easy-to-read descriptions and plenty of advice, this guide will be useful to both experienced and inexperienced gardeners.
— Jean E. Bedger