Good garden things happen unexpectedly. For example, I met avid gardener Bob Scherer last spring after I spoke at a pruning workshop at Rolling Green Nursery in Greenland, New Hampshire. An online conversation began, followed by an invitation to visit his woodland garden. Bob and his wife Jeni, another plant lover, live in Cape Neddick, Maine. Bob plays endlessly with stone. His latest effort came a year ago when the couple had to have their septic system rebuilt, and Bob couldn’t leave the resulting mound alone. In addition to being a self-professed wine and beer snob, Bob’s a rock guy, buying stones by the palette and collecting them by the ton from the woods near his house. All this rock goes for one thing–their ever expanding gardens. He’s built a Japanese garden on a slope, three patios, a dry stream bed, and now, on the septic mound, a labyrinth. Bob and Jeni installed a bench by the labyrinth so they can take a break from planting, weeding, or whatever they happen to be doing outdoors. Now they have a quiet place to think and to watch the nearby ferns and mosses move in and soften the spiral path.