The book to have if you want to garden in Oman (or the UAE), wonderful for taking to garden centers to explain which plants you want, as well as how to propagate them. Salt levels in some garden soils in Oman can be a problem, so tolerance information is really helpful. Other useful info is on, for example, which plants can be grown but which won't flower (so don't waste your time!), locally available fertilizers, soil conditioning (very important in Oman) and a wealth of other topics. Stays on my coffee table so I can browse it easily when a thought occurs to me about the garden!