This is not a book to be read cover-to-cover. The images are inspiring and showcase inventive ways of using space, but any good advice in the text is obscured by awful typography and loose editing. Tables of plants for specific purposes are included throughout the book.
The idea I want to take from this book is that plants for small gardens must fulfil more than one role: a long flowering season, good foliage, scent, or pleasing overall shape. In a small garden with room for only a handful of plants, fragrance is as important as colour.