Charming garden essays about life in a legendary vertical garden in Laguna Beach, CA. This garden features more than 1200 species on less than 3 acres, and is well known to garden experts. Subjects include the effects of drastic fire on a garden, the intricate relations of animals to a garden, historical attitudes to plants, often treated with humor. Accompanied by 16 pages of stunning photographs by Steven A. Gunther, and a biographical essay about Hortense Miller, then 93 years old. Large format, 7 by 10.