A very handy part of the Taylor’s Garden Guides series of specific plant topics. The series is based on the Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Gardening published more than 45 years ago. Proving that quality plant information never goes out of date, the Taylor’s Garden Guides (now a pocket-size tote) continue the tradition of clear, informative horticultural information. Taylor’s Guide to Annuals has an introduction to the general topics that all annuals share (including scheduling and frost dates, pests, planting and growing techniques, etc.) and then moves on to 170 pages of color photos in the Gallery of Plants (complete with a handy, concise summary of key details). The remaining 200 pages are dedicated to the Encyclopedia of Plants featuring plant descriptions, line drawings, and a “how to grow” section for more than 500 plants. Most of the entries in this section have been selected to maximize the number of plants represented and space has not necessarily been dedicated to the newest annuals. The gardening for butterflies chapter in the introduction offers an interesting approach to the subject by grouping plants according to family relationships.