Beds and Borders (Better Homes & Gardens) : First-time gardeners and experienced green thumbs alike will love this beautifully illustrated plant-by-numbers guide that makes planning and planting your ideal garden a cinch. Packed with creative ideas, it features a wide array of inspiring projects, each with color photos and easy-to-understand overhead planning grids that display proper spacing and plant sizes. Plus, each project includes a handy shopping list for gathering all your supplies in one quick trip to your local garden supply store. Plant your dream garden with: More than 90 garden projects and more than 300 inspiring photos and illustrations. Simple, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions for all projects. Informative guidance on the best plants for your region. Helpful tips and advice for difficult-to-landscape features like slopes and shade. Whether you're planning your first plot or just want to try something new, this is the perfect guide to a gorgeous garden.