I don't have my own backyard, but we do have a huge window for growing our own herbs. So when I went here to get started, the nice man helped me buy the best pottery and herbs for beginners. My basil and oregano, parsely are growing like champions. Everytime I go in, he tells me to buy certain flowers if I feel like getting some new ones, or a new pot for my (struggling in the winter) parsley. They really will help you if you want specific designs for your garden, and have a lot of good input on seasonal flowers, greenery, etc. They are experts in everyway!