The sunny, warm climate in L.A. allows garden designers to unleash their most creative gardening fantasies, using plants collected from all over the world. The twenty-five gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell's whimsical Bel-Air garden retreat to a garden of rare succulent plants at Jack LaLanne's former residence to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Southern-style country hideaway.
This book contains eight pages of Erica Lennard's photos of Joni's Bel-Air garden as well as one large photo of her Tibetan Buddha used on the CONTENTS page at the beginning of the book. Although there are no photos of Joni herself, two pages are dedicated to garden details as Joni, in her own words, reveal the garden's inspirations and on-going evolution. Text by Adele Cygelman.