Paper, 212 pp., $19.95
Author Maria Finn, an advocate of home-grown food for better nutrition and personal achievement, offers advice in this handy, brightly illustrated guide on how to grow fruits and vegetables indoors and outdoors. In addition to window ledges, terraces, balconies, and rooftops, she discusses a variety of spaces of limited size. She offers advice on plant selection and care of plantings, including some rather uncommon ones. Her occasional comment about plants and clients of her garden design business will bring a smile to readers.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden