Fifty years of gardening experience is compiled here into a checklist of routine tasks that will ensure beautiful and healthy plants for the home and garden. This is the what, where, when and how to satisfy the human need to get our hands dirty whenever possible. The information has been collected and culled from the author’s formal education, mentors, garden club associates, friends, and family. Some of the processes are her own inventions. The science of growing plants from seed includes the notion of cardboard egg cartons as seedling trays. Tips are provided for everything from deterring deer to composting to growing topiaries. All of the methods have been tried and approved by the author.