Unfairly enough, the vast majority of garden books are focussed on gardening in the New England area, with Middle Atlantic application. The Northwest has had some slight recognition. But here is a book designed to give gardeners of the south and west their due. Charts indicate determination of time for planting within the areas involved. Marginal headings make the book easy for reference. The subject matter is taken up in fairly routine fashion:- Soil- outdoors and in, preparation for planting for different types of things (this is particularly helpful), fertilizers, watering,; Landscaping- trees, shrubs, vistas, when to transplant, when to prune; Seasonal Bloom Cycle, flowering plants, emphasis on drought resisting plants, annuals, vines, plants native to south and west, propagation, garden secrets, bulbs, roses, feature gardening. There's a listing of plant names' and a brief bibliography.