To garden enthusiasts, especially those who delight in the beauty of flower forms, nothing could be lovelier than this group of sixty portraits -- except the same book done not in seed catalogue colors, but hand tinted in exactly their own delicate and luscious tones. One misses their color and fragrance all the more because they seem so alive and blooming. But gardeners are imaginative people who will forgive this major, if unavoidable lack. Then, too, with photography so popular now, it should suggest a fascinating combination of hobbies, a chance to perpetuate the glory of one's exceptional specimens and the sense of creative satisfaction over a lovely border, shrub or flower arrangement. Flowers are tricky subjects that will try the ingenuity and artistry of the amateur photographer and gardener. This is the book we suggest your using as a guide for a Flower Portrait Contest.