This is the ultimate gardening reference book, complete with a guide to all gardening matters and an invaluable garden plants section. The first section, Gardening Techniques, is a comprehensive guide to the gardening essentials, from planning and creating, to maintaining, altering and enhancing the garden. The second section, Directory of Garden Plants, covers 2500 plants in fourteen different plant categories, with entries arranged alphabetically within each category. Each entry features a plant description, essential information on hardiness and size, and information on care and cultivation. Packed with illustrations, step-by-step photography and stunning plant portraits, The Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Techniques is an indispensable volume for gardeners of all levels of experience.