Deviating from the standard Across and Down format of clues and entries, Rows Gardens offers its clues in two forms: Rows and Blooms. Each row, for the exception of the top and bottom, will have two entries consecutively; the first clue starts at the far left, and the starting point of the second clue is for you to determine. The top and bottom rows are a single entry, spanning the nine spaces provided. Intersecting these Rows are six-letter Blooms, segmented by the shade of the center dot: Light, Medium, and Dark. These answers can be placed clockwise or counterclockwise, and their starting points are left for you to determine. In the Harder version of the puzzle, Blooms' clues are listed in alphabetical order, so their placement is reliant upon getting the answers to the Rows clues. In the Easier version, the Blooms' clues are listed in the order they appear in the grid, always going top to bottom, left to right. For additional assistance, notations like (2 words) or (Hyph.), usually not given in standard puzzles, are provided in the clues. Clues that do not have a notation are standard one-word, non-hyphenated entries.