Hi, gardening is such a great hobby. I will recommend taking a look at the areas of your hard where you would like to garden and see how much sun it gets on a daily basis. Once you have figured that out take a trip to your local greenhouse or florist and ask them to show you plants that would do well in those conditions. I like having a mix of annuals and perennials in my garden. I love daffodils and tulips to start the spring off.