inheriting a garden
i have been in my first home with a garden almost 10 years. I inherited: hedges, an avenue maple in the front ( :-( ), an apple tree in the back, a couple of lilacs, and .... well, the above plants i kept, and there weren't a lot of others. To a large extent I had a blank slate, which i was pleased about. BUT i wonder what it is like to inherit/buy a lovely garden, that yields surprises all through the first year of discovery, and inspires any new direction in the garden. any stories about that?