In this gentle picture book, a young girl begins her garden with a bit of earth, good tools, and seeds. Then she weeds and waters and waits. As the seedlings grow and then bud and blossom, Maggie Smith's illustrations grow as well. The first pictures are open and spare, but they grow richer and more colorful as petunias and poppies and zinnias burst forth with each turn of a page. A celebration of a gardener's nuturing spirit, this winning book is filled with wise advice for cultivators of both actual and metaphorical gardens.