"Gardens are beautiful and interesting, but every hands-on gardener knows that the word 'garden' isa verb, not just a noun. It's not only the garden, it's I garden, he and she garden, you garden, we garden, they garden. And, frankly, that's the real fun of the whole business." -Karan Davis Cutler"Life-long learning is an under-appreciated benefit of growing a flower garden. Each new season brings with it new plants to grow, old friends to tend, combinations to discover, and fresh techniques to try. What could be more satisfying and consuming?" -Barbara W. EllisMake flower gardening even more enriching and rewarding with Burpee-The Complete Flower Gardener. The ultimate authority, it helps you get going and growing with: Informative Plant Portraits of more than 175 plants -from Achilles to Zinnia-including the heirloom flowers your grandmother loved as well as today's plant breeders' newest cultivars Invaluable guidance on everything from planning and planting your pot or plot to choosing tools to gardening with children Environmentally friendly solutions to common problems-both caused by conditions in your site and by wildlife, diseases, and bugs Information on special gardens - with details on creating a Butterfly Garden, an Edible Garden, a Hillside Garden, a Perennial Cutting Garden, and moreCutler, Karan Davis is the author of 'Burpee -- the Complete Flower Gardener The Comprehensive Guide to Growing Flowers Organically', published 2006 under ISBN 9780764543241 and ISBN 0764543245.