A complementary volume to The Concise Encyclopedia of Favorite Flowers, this fills a need for the modern householder who would simplify his gardening by the use of flowering shrubs. Selection of the right shrub, chosen for size, location, flower and fruit (one could wish there had been more specific information on fruit, its size and color), native habitat, hardiness, culture, growth habit, uses, seasonal interest, pests and diseases, all this forms the main substance of a useful handbook. The arrangement is alphabetical; the 100 illustrations -- half tones -- will help identification. There are four in color. The author is the editor of The Flower Grower; the artist, Katherine Burton.