This book has lots of lovely pictures, but I wasn't too impressed with the text. The information is too vague and general to be very helpful. It contains many short chapters on a wide range of topics:
Lawns and ground covers
perennials and biennials
Special gardens (Wildflower, herb, rock, shade, water, etc.)
Fruits and nuts
Obviously, trying to cover that much ground in a rather thin book - there's not much information on anything. This would make a nice coffee-table book, or an introductory read for someone who doesn't know anything about gardening at all (like what is the difference between and annual & a perennial, etc.).
I love this book and consider it one of my favorite gardening books. It's an interesting read and the pictures really help expand ideas for your yard/gardens. This book is useful to both experienced and beginner gardeners and certainly worth the 14.99.
This is a very good resource for the beginner gardener. It gives a strong introduction to a wide variety of topics, providing the fledgling gardener with enough information to really get going. Perfect as a gift. Photos and plant encyclopedia sections also useful for more experienced gardeners.