It is gratifying to see a weed free, colourful garden, but it is another thing to share that with friends and below gardeners.
It was a lot of work to be ready for them, but it is work I would do anyway, just more energizing to do it for others! I must remember this, and organize more garden sharing times. I have been wondering if the garden could open as a fund-raiser for organizations occasionally. I may probe that a bit further.
The "secret" part of the tour is that no-one knows which gardens they are going to until they gather and get the map top the first house, where they receive instructions to the 2nd house and so on.