A cute book with some sass and sparkle, Kiss My Aster would be perfect for a housewarming gift, paired with some gloves and a garden spade. It's fun to read, and practical on topics such as planting trees and figuring out how much work a project will likely take. Dedicated gardeners will find themselves wanting something more region-specific and more detailed on certain plants, but this is a nice start. After a while, the font started to make me a little nuts, but I read the book straight through, and it was meant more as a dip into book. Also, in the sections that talked about weeds and pests, actual photographs for identification, while less in keeping with the style of the book, would definitely have been handy.