It’s an extensive, informative, and beautifully illustrated reference that no gardener can do without. These 6oo perennials, roses, herbs, flowering shrubs, garden wildflowers, and shade plants are both easy to care for and lovely to look at. Each entry includes a color photograph and details on sun requirement, bloom time, ultimate size, and hardiness zone. Most are cold hardy and can flourish in a variety of growing conditions.
Presents a selection of 100 each perennials, roses, herbs, flowering shrubs, garden wildflowers, and plants for shade. Included plants are mostly quite cold hardy (with a few USDA zone 8 or warmer entries), readily available, and adaptable to varied growing conditions. A number of misspelled words and typographical errors slightly mar the text. Color photographs illustrate each plant, although quality is variable. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)