My attention was called to this little book by someone who told me that, for the elderly woman who has yearned for a garden always, the experiences of Corinne Johnson were a flag of hope. She, too, had wanted a garden, and late in life, with very limited capital and limited strength, she secured what she wanted. It took ten years to do it, and we could wish this little book told more of the trial and error process. However, in brief space, there is a great deal of commonsense information about the essentials of the practical garden, which supplies lots of flowers and joy to the possessor. The theory and the psychology of a garden forms the thread throughout the text.