What type of item is this? Plant or Flower What are you most proud of? When we moved in over 20 years ago I had a blank canvas to work with. This yard has evolved from a playground for our children, to a yard with a few shrubs to my lovely distraction you see now. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give your plants a chance to take root before you give up on them. Some species need a couple of years to establish. If you find something that just will not grow for you, find something that will because not all soil and location is right for every plant. Take the time to enjoy what you're doing and never think of it as work but a labour of love. Most of all, have fun!!