Illinois gardeners now have a handy new tool for maintaining and improving their gardens throughout the year. The book combines the features of an almanac and a gardening journal. Twelve pages are dedicated to each month of the year. Beautiful full-color photographs and helpful hints specifically geared to the growing conditions of the state provide both inspiration and a practical garden planner. A calendar format and lay-flat binding allows you to keep your own notes on such variables as weather, insect and disease appearances and treatments, as well as garden highlights.