If you have never had a garden before, then this is a good book to help you out in getting started in that direction. However, if you do know how to take care of plants, there isn’t a lot that is new in this volume.
It’s written in a chatty, comfortable style, and was a fairly enjoyable read. I especially liked the part about creating and giving ‘spell plants’. I think that the idea of a growing spell is a wonderful one, and having tried it myself a few years ago, I can attest personally to how well it does indeed work.
There are a few ideas for those living in apartment buildings, but it does tend to assume that everyone will have sufficient light and space for a large indoor garden. Sometimes you have to get really creative with container gardening, and while I did like this part, I felt that photographs would really have enhanced this book.
Some sections in this book are also a little redundant. I think that it would generally be safe to assume that if someone is reading about magical gardening, that they do know a little something about magic (which I realize isn’t always the case, but how many specialty books really need a ‘What is Witchcraft?’ section to them?).
While I wouldn’t buy this book again, and have since donated my copy, I think that it does have some value for those who believe themselves to be ‘black-thumbed’. If you’ve always wanted to add green life to your practise and your home, this is a good place to start.