My friend invited some fellow artist friends and myself down to the "country" to see her gardens. We were amazed at how beautifully crafted her gardens were. She and her husband had carved out an oasis in the back of their property. They had flowers shoulder high. Reading areas in the woods, statues surrounded by the sun, and a pathway that led to open fields. It was peaceful and breathtaking. On this garden tour, she gave us the name of every flower and tree and described the work involved in creating this special place.