Ever since our offer was accepted on the Cottage I've been plotting a garden (or rather, gardens). I envision a butterfly/hummingbird/finch (small seeds) garden, a food garden and a hedgerow of berry shrubs. I'd like to work in some sunflowers for the larger seed eaters too at some point. I figured it would be several years of building. I've got some shrubs on order (butterfly bushes, service berry, american cranberry). I think we're going to need to take down a tree or two to put in some fruit trees, but we can always use more firewood :D . I "just for fun" added to my cart the bulbs, seeds and fruit and berry trees/bushes to my carts...and it's like $300! Shesh. But I'm looking at 90% perennial and shrub, so it's a one shot deal (until I add my spring flowering/fall planting bulbs, and berry plants, lol). The flower garden portion will be wildflowers and naturalizing bulbs like tulips, lilies and narcissis (sp). Fruit trees will be pear and peach, with blueberry and the afore mentioned cranberry and serviceberry (june berry), with strawberry and maybe blackberry to follow. I don't really have a point to this except I want to talk about gardens.