The area to the left of our driveway is a well established garden. Roses, filler flowers beneath them, and hopefully they are idiot proof (I have no clue where to get started with roses). Last year, my coworker came and spent HOURS cleaning up the roses for me. And it showed, they were beautiful. It was awesome.
The rest of the yard? Not so much. It is this horrible silty - sandy poo. It wouldn't grow zucchini. Seriously, Zucchini died here. Last year I killed peas, zucchini, tomatos, berry plants, a new rose bush (or honestly 2), pansies, strawberries and a whole host of other assorted veggies I attempted to grow. It failed.
We are also going to do several topsy turvey's - they did well here last year, and the house has a TON of the hooks for them along the back yard. We are also doing all of this in a drought, with watering restrictions....
So..yeah - Nuts :)