This is a great book for some one who needs the basics on gardening. I found the first 126 pages full of good info on setting up a greenhouse, but got to mention over 25 picture from a greenhouse supply catalog that I all ready got free.. the next 50 pages on propagation didn't have any thing on air layering or some other fun ways of growing plants. Its (air layering) the best way to start many plants. The next 125 pages is used to describe lots of flowers and vegetables, already in most good gardening books. The section on insects is very good and is worth the cost of this book. But the biggest problem I have with this otherwise well wrote book, is the negetive comments about hydroponics. The author does not seem to know of the latest fun growing methods that most greenhouse growers would like to dabble in. There are organic hydroponic fertilizers or you can make them. Growing hydroponic vegges does not have to be done the expensive set ups that some commercial growers use. Most large growers are using a very simple method that anyone can use. The directory had no surprises, alittle small. Do get this book if you no very little about gardening. A great first gardening book.