Professors emeritus of horticulture at Louisiana State University, Edmund N. O'Rourke Jr. and Leon C. Standifer live in Baton Rouge
Introducing the Authors
Choosing the Site, Starting a Garden
Tools and Tricks of the Trade
Compost, Earthworms, and Productive Soil
Pots `n' Plants
Bulbs and Things That Act Like Bulbs
Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials
What About Trees?
Fruit Trees and Small Fruits
Vines Are Fascinating Plants
A Soft Green Carpet
Insects, Diseases, and Combinations of the Two
A Plague on the Land? Chemical Pesticides
Weed Control: Telling Good Guys from Bad
The Nuts and Bolts of Plants and Soils
Fertilizer: What It Is, Is Not, and Might Be
Appendix A: Calendar
Appendix B: How to Make Potting Mixes
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