i'm fortunate to live in a wonderful neighbourhood. it is an older neighbourhood with bigger yards - great for a young family, like mine. i have to admit, when we first moved in, i went out to my yard the first spring and was completely overwhelmed with the whole aspect of gardening and maintaining our yard. all our neighbours have such well-groomed yards, that i felt the pressure to make sure our yard was somewhat decent. along came my neighbour, rose. she has the most beautiful garden. i've learned quite a bit from her and have taken every opportunity i can to ask her for gardening advice. not only is rose a master gardener, she is also a very well accomplished illustrator - she is a woman of many talents and a woman i can learn so much from! here are some pictures of rose and her son.