For gardeners who are looking for economical ways to add plants to their gardens or for those who can’t wait until the newest cultivar makes its way into the local nursery, growing from seed is a solution. Landscape designer Powell gives germination and cultural information for over 500 flowering plants. Following basic chapters on seed starting, seedling care, and vegetative propagation, plant entries are listed alphabetically by genus and often accompanied by a line drawing of the mature plant. Succinct "seed packet" information is provided on sowing, germination, planting seedlings outdoors, caring for plants, and propagation. Not all the plants listed are easy to grow from seed, and some take years until there is a bloom to behold. But gardeners honest about their abilities and degree of patience will find useful information. A good addition to collections that already have Ann Reilly’s Park’s Success with Seeds.