I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor Perenyi once said that sooner or later a writer who gardens is going to write a book about that garden. I am the author of six books (two of them best-sellers) and I've been gardening on the 20th floor of a Manhattan highrise in inhospitable conditions for more than 35 years. I have quite a story to tell.