It was snowing this morning when I got up - it is still winter!, This book is a delight, not so much on the gardening side of the book, it's the relationship between Mr. Owita and the author. He is a man from Kenya, working as a gardener, a grocery bagger, and whatever other jobs he can find to support his family. She is living in Virginia with her husband , caring for her elderly parents, and a decidedly scruffy yard. .Through gardening both of these people become friends in the most amazing way, and support each other in many ways they never foresaw. There are health issues, dignity issues, deep respect for each other and their families. This is a very touching book.