A stunning flower garden that blooms throughout the seasons depends on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs. This lavishly illustrated book shows how to grow plants from the "great garden triumvirate" and provides foolproof design techniques for any garden or landscape. An extensive section on using color in the garden provides guidance for the tricky process of plant placement and selection. Practical techniques are emphasized, too. Readers will learn how to care for soil, start plants from seeds, grow and care for plants in containers, and maintain plants and gardens. Sections on dividing plants, lifting bulbs, and saving seeds are also included.