Annuals are a necessity -- new gardens have to depend on them and old gardens need them as ""fill ins"" quite as much. Every novice longs for a garden full of brilliant blooms that will enable him to pick great masses such as the jacket of this book boasts. Nothing is as satisfactory as an annual garden when time is the important element. Mr. Ries tells how to plan your beds, prepare them and which varieties to choose and packs his little book full of valuable suggestions giving the gardener confidence and enthusiasm and enough sound advice to lay a thorough foundation on which to build as his knowledge and garden grow. Sell it now as many seeds can be planted in frames or indoor boxes and continue through the spring and summer.