Currently my very favorite "practical" gardening book, and it's pretty high up in the "good read" category, too. It's not the average reiteration of the same old information - it's full of new ideas and new ways to implement the old ideas.
On January 21st, 2006, Burnet added the following:
Offers and supports the premise that with proper design a garden can take _less_ work, not more, as it matures.
This book is an excellent handbook for sustainable, organic gardening and garden design. Comprehensive, including organic lawn care. Recipes for compost tea as well as organic nutrients for soil. Focuses on healthy soil and 'right plant in right place' to create healthy environments for plants.