When we moved to Quebec from our farm in Ontario, I specified that I wanted a house with 2 things:
A pool, which I had wanted since I was a little girl, and little to no landscaping, so that I could do it myself.
I have now got an enormous deck, 7 raised beds in the back yard, and a new (4 years old) flower bed in the front yard.
Although the pool collapsed during our second winter, we did replace it and I continued to build my gardens around the new one.
Here’s a little gallery of photos from some of the gardens and deck.