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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not -- as the title might suggest -- a book relating to week-end gardening, but a pot-pourri of garden information, an omnibus volume which includes contributions by the two anthologists and others, and a liberal assortment of extracts under topical headings, from the classics and from well-known writers on gardens. The whole book is very English, and the calendars, of which there are two of different types, do not fit our seasons at all. The individual chapters, however, furnish wide choice of factual content, delightfully presented, and including information on herbaceous borders, annuals and biennials, rock gardens, roses, shrubs, vines, vegetables, bulbs and so on. The glossary of botanical names and their meanings should be a helpful aspect of the book for everyone. A gift book -- not a how-to-do book.

Publisher: Lippincott