In door gardening really helps for sure. Mabey thats why I do so many starter plants for the garden. My sunporch gets so bad it looks like a jungle. Course nobody complains, even DH due to the fact they will put up with anything, to lessen the crabbing I do about winter. Last year I had 2 shelfs with 6 teirs full. And I did the, what was I thinking after planting it all. Oh well we had truck loads of tomatoes.
I am seriously trying to adjust our life so we can do the snow bird thing. Spent 2 weeks in Florida in March one year, loved it. It did wonderous things for me. Spent 2 years in Texas one year, loved it, and again wonderous results. Then 1 whole winter in Texas, didnt know life could be so good. Want some more of it. You guys are soooooo lucky that live there.
Good luck with vet school Chickerdoodle!!!!!
As for flower beds ,last year didnt get our mexican torch flowers in, what a mistake. If you want butterflies they are the magic flowers for that.