Katrina Jones is Hampton Heights’ reigning gardening queen, leading the city to three consecutive competition championships. As she prepares for the next upcoming competition, she finds out that her spot has been given to Will Nakene, the new eco-friendly kid on the block. Swayed by his home’s sustainable construction and adjacent Japanese-inspired backyard garden, the committee taps Will for what they hope is another victory, with Katrina’s assistance, putting her in an even more awkward spot since she had tried her womanly charms on him with little success at a recent New Years Even party.
Swallowing her pride and recognizing that she doesn’t hold the required qualifications to be a filly in his stable of beauties, Katrina begins to blossom before Will’s eyes, exposing a kind of beauty he had yet to find in a female companion.
As Will’s interest and desire in her increases, Katrina fights the same urges, worried that a relationship between them could never work out. Will’s persistence pays off, and the eventually bring their friendship to the next level, but their love is threatened by Katrina’s insecurity, created by a childhood filled with abandonment, loneliness and a feeling of unworthiness. Through compassion, determination and love, Will proves to Katrina that their love can steady any storm.