This is volume II of “The Modern Flower Garden” series, dealing with herbaceous plants and their use in borders. Herbaceous plants are annual, biennial, or perennial plants that have no persistent woody stem above ground and die completely at the end of the growing season or when they have flowered and fruited. Including helpful photographs and simple, step-by-step instructions, this fantastic guide will be of considerable gardeners with an interest in herbs. Contents include: “First Considerations”, “Position and Aspect”, “Background”, “Size, Proportions and Shape”, “Edges for Borders”, “Preparing the Border”, “Planning and Arrangement”, “The General Border”, “Colour Schemes”, “A Border of Mixed Colours”, “Practical Hints on Planning”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.