This book is essential reading for new gardeners or gardeners new to North Carolina. It features over 300 varieties of plants best suited to North Carolina growing conditions, including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs and herbs. The book includes information on each plant’s special features, its habitat, height and spread, best soil, light and water conditions, and tips about the best use of the plant in your garden. Another highlight of the book are the more than 300 full-color photographs. Pam Beck is a writer for Carolina Gardening magazine. Laura Peters is the author or co-author of 19 gardening books.