Huge book that seems to tell everything you need to know about growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, wildflower meadows, lawns, shrubs, trees, and grass lawns. Includes information on container garening. Teaches about soil and composting. Includes information on organic gardening techniques. Lots and lots of information in this book! The book is mostly text, and the few illustrations are black line drawings. This book appears to have the most intention as a book full of information and to teach (versus being a book with photographs to inspire).