Part 1 Flowers in detail: the attraction of flowers; plant breeding and selection; growing healthy flowers. Part 2 The palette of flowering plants: key plants; companion plants; massing plants; plants to use as backdrops; the colour question. Part 3 The natural garden: approaches to planting; achieving the natural look; the meadow garden; waterside gardening; natural rock gardens; a New England garden; a garden in Holland; a garden in Vermont; on the French Riviera. Part 4 The flower border: border styles; schemes and themes; crathes in Scotland; Stonecrop, New York State; Ashtree Cottage, Wiltshire. Part 5 The framed garden: framing techniques; the living frame; flowers framed; Chilcombe in Dorset; a garden near Paris; filoli in California. Part 6 Plants for the flower garden: an A to Z guide.