An enchanted book, for all who yearn for the ideal rock garden, and yet a book that is of definite and practical value for beginners and those part way up the ladder. Mrs. Wilder was a trail blazer in the transplanting of rock plants from distant climes, and this book shares with her readers some of her problems and discoveries. Delightfully written, and contagious in its enthusiasm. Subjects covered include Blue Flowers in Early Spring, Early Tulips, Flaxflowers, Rock Garden Daisies and Border Daisies, Little Irises, Evening Primrose, Shrubs, Clematis, Meadowrues, Colchicums, etc. (Not wholly, you see, rock gardens). The viewpoint is primarily that of New York State, but the application is much wider.