'This book is an excellent compendium of applicable information regarding the design of planted landscapes and landscape architecture, with detailed advice on landscape-scale design and choice of plants based on a site's characteristics and functions. Technical information is also provided for the propagation and care of plants, whether they are directly seeded on-site, raised in nurseries and transplanted, or spend their life in pots. Beginning horticulturalists and landscaping professionals will find this is a handy and informative starter guide, while experienced practitioners should find some interesting new ideas and strategies for minimizing planting failures through good planting. In addition, serious home gardeners should have enough familiarity with plant physiology to benefit from the book. The test is well organized, appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students in botany, horticulture, and landscape ecology. Landscape professionals and serious gardeners will also find it valuable.