At the time, Mxyl was 4 and I was pregnant with Leena, and we were moving into a smaller house that was still full of other people's stuff.
It wasn't a good time to plant a garden.
Of course, that was the year I planted the shrubbery because the front yard was bare and the street was full of people parking their cars at the edge of our lawn.
Come to think of it, I planted a bunch of trees then, too. Fall is the best time for planting.
At any rate, every fall, I thought, "Maybe I can plant that garden this year." and every year we built onto the house or had a baby, or planted a different garden, or lacked funds.
The kids were all old enough to help.
I had enough gardening experience to know what plants I loved and worked well in my yard.
Mostly, I was finally confident that I could do a four season garden that I would be happy to look at every day!
It's not finished, of course (is any garden ever finished?). I would like to get a bench and a bird bath.