This complete book takes you from the ground up, with information on everything from choosing a site and preparing the soil to nourishing your flowers to full bloom and solving specific gardening problems. Following an environmentally responsible, organic approach to flower gardening, we show you how to plan, plant and maintain your ideal flower gardens. The encyclopedic Plant Portraits section provides thorough profiles of more than 175 flowers- annuals, perennials and bulbs with directions on choosing cultivars, cultivating and propagating them, and combining them with other plants in the garden. Gorgeous color photographs accompany every entry. Hardback. 488 pages.