The book begins with the basics "Understanding bulbs", which explains bulb basics. It continues into the origins of bulbs in the wild, with an eye to understanding their different needs. Then it covers all aspects of gardening with bulbs and propagating bulbs. Finally, an encyclopedia style sections describes numerous bulbs in a bit more detail. The whole book is scattered with well placed photos of many bulb flowers. It has a lot of information for a relatively compact book, one that won't hurt your lap within a few minutes like some hefty tomes.