My parents were really not big gardeners until late in my Dad's life. Then it was a vegetable garden. I had tried different things through the years and just got caught up in planting all around the homes we have lived in. This is my second home that I started from scratch and I feel I vastly improved...one thing we have more money now that the children are all grown..LOL.and I can buy just about anything I want..I do save my money starting in fall for the spring, summer growing season. I have more time to do the work and find it very relaxing. I like to try different flowers but have to come up with a way to incorporate more plants in my area....I just love all types and kinds of flowers ,perennials and annuals..I look forward to gardening every day in our growing season.