An excellent and not too fancy handbook on growing annuals, which are the choice for beginning gardeners, and essential as fill-in for experienced gardeners. Her preliminaries on reading seed catalogues, the selection of seeds, the limitations on extent of gardens, the do's and don't's of starting seeds indoors, all valuable data. The main part of the book consists of an alphabetical listing of annuals, with the necessary data on when to plant, how to plant, care and cultivation, suggested planting combinations. There is occasional good plant lore and history. A good basic book, which young gardeners would find particularly helpful.