Same here except we did hang out once or twice a year.
We used to go to Borglums Iris Farm and dig iris until she had a back surgery and I ran out of room for more iris.
It was so terrific building my garden with her plant choices.
I used to have "Lunch and Lilies the second week in July, it was a small garden tour with DebbiK and another gardener Brenda Fox, Just the four of us.
Here is Brendas gardens, she has two teenagers and doesnt make albums anymore but has garden tours for local groups.