begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes
German immigrant Hulda Klager’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant
hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she
challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple
Through the years, seasonal floods continually
threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family
tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus.

In a time of
practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a