“There are three things that I feel should go into any book about gardening. The first is, Will it help the gardener in the garden? The second is, Will the readers, be they professional or amateur, understand what is written? The third is, Will there be new and old territory covered in the book? Larry's book covers all three and then some!” Bob Tanem, host of the San Francisco Bay Area's #1 radio garden show, "Bob Tanem in the Garden," on KSFO
“Colorful and down-to-earth, this wonderful book tells you everything you need to know about growing annuals in your garden. And there's an abundance of great hints about using these wonderful plants in your landscape.” Ed Hume, host of the television show "Gardening in America"
“In the rush to embrace perennials, many of us seem to have forgotten the simple pleasure of planting a seed and watching it grow. Larry Hodgson hasn't forgotten, and this book provides all the whys and how-to's you'll need. Whether you want vases full of flowers all summer or rich color after the burst of June perennials, annuals fill many needs and niches in every garden. This excellent reference will reintroduce you to the wonderful plants you thought you could find only in six-packs at the garden center. Beginners will find it invaluable, and those of us who've grown annuals all along will find many helpful tips and ideas.” Renée Beaulieu, Internet editor, White Flower Farm and Shepherd's Garden Seeds