After more than ten years in the making, Phillip and Rix have put their photographing and plant exploring experiences together to create a unique reference book filled with favorite and soon-to-be favorite annuals and biennials for the garden. Particularly useful are the composite photo pages where several cultivars can be viewed side-by-side to observe the differences in flower or leaf color or shape. A valuable reference for the visual nature of gardening and useful for anyone who is choosing annuals for a garden design.
To avoid the confusion of common names, plants are organized by botanical name. Each entry has a brief description of the country of origin, natural habitat, and physical characteristics.