The 640-page publication is binder ready and features full-color photographs and diagrams throughout. This how-to manual is the main text for training new Master Gardener volunteers in Washington state. Its 25 chapters cover gardening topics from basic botany, soil science, and fertilizers to pest identification and management, as well as advanced topics such as orchard management, pruning, composting, backyard forestry, waterwise landscaping, greenhouse management, and so much more. This manual contains the latest research-based methods and recommendations for successful home gardening in Washington, with specific details for working with the disparate growing conditions found on each side of the Cascades. Happy gardening!