Lily, please tell us specifically what about the sentence troubles you. We aren't supposed to rewrite your sentence for you, but if you tell us what in particular has you worried, we can be much more helpful.
You're right and I should have been more specific and given more context. My apologies! I didn't mean anybody to rewrite the sentence for me though, I didn't ask for that. I had difficulties with "that" in the sentence above because I learned in class that it usually goes next to the word it refers to. Since I read the sentence in a novel, I was curious about the word order. As a matter of fact, I could understand it perfectly well once variegatedfoliage changed the word order.