For months I drove past this beautiful garden.I've been an avid gardener for over 40 years. For months I drove past this beautiful garden. So one morning I decided to stop and knock on the front door. An old man answered. "Oh the front garden, that's nothing! I have 8 tiers of garden out the back. Come with me, I'll show you". He then gave me a 45 minute guided tour of his 1 acre garden. Tree Ferns, Banana Trees, hundreds of flowers and more. I asked him if I could photograph his garden to which he immeadiately gave me permission. I photographed the garden for a year which included all the surprises of all the seasons. Once talking to him, his voice was very raspy. He said he was fighting his seventh bout of cancer. He said with a smile, "When I'm gone and the man upstairs and the man downstairs argue who to take me, I'll just sit and wait in the middle and polish the stars."