Author and photographer Kirsten Llamas has produced a rare work of scrupulous research---and magnificent photography—that will be as useful to the gardener as it is to the botanist. Llamas thoroughly documents more than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and subtropical gardens. She provides detailed information on cultivation for each plant, including growth characteristics, light exposure, cold hardiness, invasive tendencies, and unique horticultural features. 424 pp, 1553 color photos. Hardcover. 2004 Garden Globe Award-Photography: Book Technical.