I don't garden. Not because I don't want to, I do. I have really bad allergies. And I am slightly allergic to the sun. So I just know that I wouldn't be able to upkeep it properly and it is unfair to let it slip to Master for upkeep when he having a garden isn't his thing.
Long long time ago when I lived in Kansas, I had flower gardens (before developing a sun allergy). And I loved having the flowers. We had a porch that had hanging pots that draped down. Rose bushes that surrounded our house. Several flowerbeds filled with all sorts of brightly colored flowers. I had flowers from spring to fall. It was a happy time making bouquets out of flowers from my garden. So yes I miss it but I know right now isn't the time for me.
But it doesn't stop me from looking at gardening magazines, links and such....
Just passing on a couple of ways to do do gardening a little less expensively...
Cheap or Free Garden Gear
25 No Cost or Low Cost Tools - has some of the same things as the above link but does add a few others to it.
Container Garden Guide - which I do think about being maybe a possible solution for me - just having a couple containers.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
And just because it is pretty to look at....
New York Botanical Garden