What type of abode do you garden around?
Just curious, is your house a ranch? Split level? Queen Anne Victorian? Cape Cod? On acreage? Suburb, city dwelling?
I live in an old 4 square from the Prairie school of architecture. It has a hip roof, third floor dormer, big enclosed front porch and was built in 1916. We bought it from the original owner, he gave it to his bride as an engagement gift. Therefore, there has never been any 'modernize/remodeling' done to the house. We live in a small town of 1600.