Abandoned as a baby, Victoria has spent her entire childhood in foster care. Her bad behavior and mistrust of people makes it difficult for her to stay anywhere for too long. Her social worker has lost patience with her but is willing to place her in one more foster home before she gives up and places Victoria in a group home where she will stay until she turns eighteen. Victoria is nine when she moves in with Elizabeth, an expert with plants and flowers. Victoria learns about the meanings of plants and flowers and begins to relate to the world through this knowledge. Things go pretty well until Victoria learns that Elizabeth has some very dark secrets from her past.