The southside of the house I added a flower bed last year. I'm so happy to see everything returning. It's far from a finished project but it has a start. I use to work in a greenhouse, and I have always loved growing things. Even when I was little I would use my money to buy seed packets and attempt to grow whatever I thought would be fun to try.
As the years have progressed and I'm much more conscious of my cash flow, I've moved on to the perenials. Ohhhh did I spend money on annuals that would die come October and then I'd do it all over again next May. I still spend plenty on annuals, but have since widened my horizons to perennials. But I can say, I have never lived somewhere too long, that I thought I needed a plant for more then one season. I would like to share a few of the plants that have returned. I have many more beds, but last week I filled them all up with fresh mulch, so it'll be a few weeks before they're visible. I also have plans for a few new beds this spring.