The 2002 Prairie Garden annual is packed with ideas for designing rural and city gardens, small areas and special features in your yard. Its colour section offers a great look at some of the plants and shrubs appropriate for prairie gardens. In the General Gardening section, beer-making fans can read about growing hops, winter gardeners will find the answers to their houseplant questions, and people with woodlots and acreages will be interested to read about shitake mushroom culture. A prize winning gladiola grower tells her secrets for growing and showing gladiola while another writer gives advice on bringing birds into your yard. Rural readers often say that their gardens are faced with special problems, and two writers offer assistance in planning shelterbelts and island beds where there is plenty of space.