I typically lurk and ask questions when necessary. This is my favorite forum so I thought I would post some pictures here. My husband and I bought our house six years ago, and when we moved in the front yard was a clay dirt hill. The previous owner parked in the lawn, on the hill, and the oil from his truck typically dripped into the yard. The only plantings were five holly bushes shaped like lollipops. Grass is an ongoing battle in the areas we have not made into garden beds, but we keep trucking away at it! The house was a off white or dirty white as we called it with black trim and a black garage door. I am sharing pictures from one of my favorite beds.