Bulbs are ideal for new gardeners, including children, because they are easy to plant and they always flower well in their first season. They need 11 little attention, provided that the soil has been properly 12 , and the place where they are planted is chosen with care. They will last for many years and give you an 13 show of flowers that are often so richly colored or beautifully formed.
However, it is a mistake to buy bulbs without any plan of what effect you
really want from them. I have written this book to help in selecting the most
14 bulbs for the typical, small, modern garden of the non-specialist
gardener, and have made some 15 to help readers who may not have had a
Too many books for beginners tell new gardeners to grow a few "sensible" kinds of plants and 16 the more interesting kinds to adventurous experts. For the first few years of one's gardening life one should, it seems, concentrate on learning simple techniques while 17 the gardens of more experienced neighbors.
In fact, as a learner-gardener you need not 18 that your efforts will necessarily show your inexperience, because (and here I give away a most closely-guarded secret) , provided the bulbs come from a really reliable 19 , it is
possible to produce as good results in your first year of gardening as in your eightieth. Therefore, plant bulbs, they are a 20 investment for any garden.
A. judgments B. comparatively C. prepared D. source
E. annual F. leave G. suggestions H. sound
I. abandon J. suitable K. admiring L. absorbing
M. surprisingly N. healthy O. fear
答案：11. B 12. C 13. E 14. J 15. G 16. F 17. K 18. O 19. D 20. H