Another popular Kramer planting-potpourri, this time centering on urban gardens -- back or front yard, roof, apartment plot or balcony (grand oldstyle or tacky newstyle). This has all the faults and strengths of Kramer's others. He does focus on essentials in general -- all-important watering techniques for pollution and dust; soil and drainage; and the use and construction of planters. However, his advice is often cursory -- he is apt to let the photographs and drawings (which we have not seen) carry too much of the burden in matters of arrangements and planning. And there are those maddening cross-reference gaps (Kramer mentions willow, birch and poplar trees as ""fine city-growing candidates"" but they never show up in his descriptive list). Mainly useful as a browser's idea book.