Much like Harry Haller, Hesse spent a part of his life being a „steppenwolf“.
This casual garden is filled with very low-water California native and Mediterranean plants, including California poppies, catmint (Nepeta), blanket flower (Gaillardia), Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha), Waverly sage (Salvia ‚Waverly‘), green santolina (Santolina rosmarinifolia), artemisia, ceanothus and dusty miller (Centaurea).
Vowing at an early age to be a poet or nothing at all, Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a body of evocative spiritual poetry. Published for the first time in English, these vivid, probing short works reflect deeply on the challenges of life and provide a spiritual solace that transcends spe