it depends a lot on you. do lots of reading and research. there's a lot of high maintenance plans that have a lot of annual flowers ans water gardens, then there's low maintenance perennials and block gardening. low maintenance is usually less colorful, but generally lasts most the year, annuals can be so much more colorful, but need replacing yearly. succulents require less water, but you can install an irrigation or watering system based on vyour plants needs. there are spring and fall gardens you can actually incorporate together, which is cool. Be sure and research plants that are native to your area- those will grow the easiest and take the least amount of care. Better Homes and Gardens is a great magazine to read!
at 12:50 AM on Sep. 24, 2009