Annuals for Every Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's 21st-Century Gardening Series has a new name and a new look. Now called Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides, the series' first 2003 title, Annuals for Every Garden, will be available in March. Each volume of the series is designed to be user-friendly with expert growing information, a plant encyclopedia, practical advice, mail-order sources, and stunning photographs for all regions of the country. A trusted source for gardeners' needs since 1945, BBG's gardening handbooks are the only ones of their kind produced by a botanic garden.

The All-Region Guides will be published three times a year and will have an increased page count of 120 starting with the second title published in 2003. These beautifully designed handbooks are full of quality information presented in a concise and easy-to-understand format and spectacular photographs that exemplify BBG's contributions to the gardening world.

The first book in the newly named series, Annuals for Every Garden, is a necessary addition to every gardener's bookshelf. The 112-page book features recommendations of scores of spectacular little-known plants, as well as inspired plant combinations. Whether you'd like to create a colorful ever-changing annual border, design a drought-tolerant display, lighten up a shady border, or enjoy an evening garden, this book identifies enchanting classic and cutting-edge bloomers for a long season filled with brilliant color and fragrance. Chapters covered include:

Evening Bloomers Edible Annuals Drought-Tolerant Bloomers Annuals for Shade and Annuals for Picking Mail-order sources for hard-to-find varieties, and much more.

Editor of Annuals for Every Garden, Scott D. Appell is the author of four books, Pansies, Lilies, Tulips, and Orchids. He is also the editor of the BBG handbooks, Landscaping Indoors (2000) and The Potted Garden (2001), and is the former director of education for the Horticulture Society of New York, a member of the publications committee of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and a board member of the American Violet Society. He lives, writes, and teaches horticulture in St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which published America's first gardening handbook in 1945, has updated the form to meet the needs of every gardener. Annuals for Every Garden is the first volume of the new series, Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides (formerly known as the 21st-Century Gardening Series), which is the only one of its kind published by a botanic garden. Winners of the Garden Writers Association of America's "2000 Quill and Trowel Award" and the International Herb Association's 2002 and 2000 "Herbal Horticulture Award," the handbooks are full of ideas on how to make gardens both ecologically sensible and beautiful.

The series of handbooks is guest-edited by the very pioneers who are revolutionizing American garden design. Authors of individual chapters are chosen for their knowledge of particular regions of the country in order to give each volume geographical balance. The books are lushly illustrated, easy to read, and offer inspiration and tips for those who enjoy studying gardening or just being in nature. Each guide offers practical, step-by-step tips on creating gorgeous gardens in most regions.

"[A] brilliant collection of little gardening handbooks published quarterly by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden... there is, as usual, the mix of common sense, practical advice and, on occasion, pointed debunking that make these slender volumes do the work of books twice their size and three times their price." - The New York Times

"For expert advice in all realms of horticulture, gardeners have come to depend upon the handbooks produced by Brooklyn Botanic Garden." - Booklist

Ordering Information

Annuals for Every Garden (ISBN 1-889538-57-4) is available through Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. in bookstores and at garden centers for $9.95 in the U.S./$15.95 in Canada. For wholesale ordering information, call Sterling Publishing at 800-367-9692 or visit their web site at For retail and individual book sales, visit or call (718) 623-7286. To receive a free brochure of current and past handbook titles, call (718) 623-7289.

Author : Scott D. Appell
ISBN : 1889538574
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Co
Sugg. Retail Price : $15.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 112

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