paper, 202 pp., $25.00
This comprehensive, practical guide to the home orchard is filled with information on plant culture. Its focus is on the six regional fruit-growing areas in California. Even though the plantings discussed are suitable to that climate, much of the text applies to home fruit culture in general. The quality of illustrations is outstanding, making each subject clear to the reader. The information covers a broad range of horticultural subjects, including a calendar schedule for the care of each tree species.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden