Introduction. PART I: Getting Going with Gardening. Chapter 1: Just a Few Ground-Level Questions and Answers. Chapter 2: Zoning Out: What You Can and Can't Grow. Chapter 3: Planning Your Landscape. PART II: Color Your World. Chapter 4: Annuals. Chapter 5: Perennials. Chapter 6: Bulbs. Chapter 7: Roses. PART III: Sculpting with Plants. Chapter 8: Trees and Shrubs. Chapter 9: Lawns and Ground Covers. Chapter 10: Vines. PART IV: At Ground Level. Chapter 11: Understanding and Improving Soil. Chapter 12: Raising Plants from Seeds. Chapter 13: Choosing and Planting Seedlings, Trees, and Shrubs. PART V: Caring for Your Plants. Chapter 14: Feed Me, Seymour! Watering, Feeding, and Composting. Chapter 15: A Snip Here, a Snip There: Pruning and Propagating. Chapter 16: Fighting Pests, Diseases, and Weeds. Chapter 17: Tools of the Trade. PART VI: Special Gardens. Chapter 18: Food Gardens. Chapter 19: Container Gardens. Chapter 20: Gardens for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies. Chapter 21: Gardening in Tight Spaces. PART VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Quick Projects. Chapter 23: Perfumed Garden Flowers. Appendix A: Gardening Resources. Appendix B: Mail-Order Resources.
Michael MacCaskey is editor-in-chief of National Gardening magazine. Bill Marken is editor-in-chief of eHow.com. The National Gardening Association is the largest member-based, nonprofit organization of gardeners in the U.S.