I've never really gardened before because I couldn't be bothered while I was renting but I'm trying to get one started. I want to grow some plants that will bring butterflies to our garden. For starters I have a hoya in a pot.
I have a very lovely housesitter who plants annuals in my garden each time she minds my house and dog. I also have a lot of perrenials which flower. These tend to be my husband's responsibility because I've become hooked on various web sites. Not to say we don't do the planning together, and I do loudly express my appreciation and keep up the refreshments.
When building my new home, I intentionally built for most of the area and left only small patches for my gardening aspirations. I moved in about a month back and still in to prep works but I will try and divide the space amidst perennials, flowers and herbs.
I and my wife are still planning our garden and yet to arrive at a consensus..
Unlike many I like to see the flowers on plants than in my hands or bouquets!