Mr. Wyman has put his finger on the weak spot in American gardens. They are too open, too flat, too unprotected, too public. The old world, especially England, sensed the need for the privacy, charm and interest lent by hedges, screens and walls, hence their lovely gardens and hawthorn lined lanes, outlines of boxwood and screens of yew. After a very fine suggestive introduction to his subject the author lists over 250 plants, trees, shrubs, vines, etc., to be used to enhance the beauty of the property and to answer dozens of particular needs. Heights, to clip or not to clip, color of foliage, flowers, berries or fruit, blights or pests to which each species is susceptible, suggestions for staggered planting, training vines along with the localities in which they thrive, make this an exceedingly valuable book for gardener or florist.