I got this as a gift for my sister. The backyard in her new house tends to flood during summer rains. It was great in the sense that it had a ton of plants that would work well in wet areas. However, it was very much like an encyclopedia, just showing one plant and description per page or so. I was disappointed that it barely included any "ideas" photos with completed wet gardens that looked like something she might be able to reproduce. Thus, it was good information but not great as a gift.