How beautiful can a small garden be? These lushly illustrated 'specialist' strategies for making the most of a modest-sized space - whether backyard, terrace or courtyard - are simply magnificent. Get started with an informative discussion of small garden types, appropriate plants, problems and opportunities, design and planning. The excitement truly begins with a look at the wide variety of stylistic options. The gardens range from Mediterranean to wildflower, secluded to low-maintenance, container to balcony. And a plant directory covers it all - summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even more. For a finishing touch, there's information on garden construction, be it a path or a porch.