There is more involved in garden design than putting plants in the ground. The author has been designing for over 20 years and founded the Michigan School of Gardening in 1996. She recommends determining a focal point and purpose to the garden before starting the design.
The book then leads you through the steps of bringing a mental picture into reality, taking into account hardiness zone and plant compatibility among other details. There is a site-assessment form to record pertinent details, such as hours of sunlight and water availability. Also includes five sheets of graph paper for designing.
Spiral-bound softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 167 pages, 2001.