Last October, Left Hand of Dorkness and I bought a house with a good-ish sized yard. We’ve planted a great little vegetable garden and plan to expand that next summer. I’d also like to plant some flowers to spruce things up a bit. There were already some irises and hostas here when we moved in, and I definitely want to plant daffodils–they’re my favorite flower. Beyond that, I’m open to any and all advice for what to do with our yard.
To keep in mind, we both work full-time and are not interested in devoting all our spare time to gardening. We also don’t have a ton of money to spend on this, so cheap and hearty are good qualities.
Enlighten me, Dopers! Share your success stories and cautionary tales.