In the form of a medieval Book of Hours, her book charts the formation of her garden across the seasons.
It is also a story of finding one's place in the world and putting down roots.
Katherine's progress is shaped by the wintry weather before the log fires of cold February nights give way to the emerging daffodils.
The scents of spring promise new beginnings in the garden and lead Katherine to reflect on the moment her parents first met.
Katherine and her garden suffer in the relentless and enervating heat of high summer.
Autumnal colours give way to the pleasures of winter.
After tending her garden for 20 years, Katherine has put down her roots and come to terms with her past.