I hear that one of the previous occupants of the house didn't have any children. She spent her time on the garden. On our first spring visit, there were numerous columbines. When we came in June, the irises were spilling over everywhere. Before that, we hear that crocuses and tulips pop up along the path. Now it's lilies. I think there are about ten different varieties in the front and back yard.
We will need to make some changes to give the kids some more room. But for now, we're enjoying the beauty.