Miracles do happen! Husband is excited about my idea for a formal garden in the back yard rather than grass with flower beds on the perimeter. Now, mind you, I've been bringing up this idea about every 6 months for the last 3 years. I know that persistence pays off.
Now for the list. I'm making it big, I think I'll end up with more that way. We need a fountain, a bird bath, a koi pond, a shaded sitting area, a small house looking building (I'm not sure what for quite yet) and lots and lots of plants!