We have one large flower garden, a berry garden, flower beds at the entrance way, hanging baskets and two smaller flower gardens. We've done all this for my grandmother who has Alzheimer's. She can't help much but she loves to watch the plethora of birds that the feeders and colorful flowers attract. It's a lot of work but enjoyable and definitely worth it.
It's a constant adventure, every year something doesn't fare so well and has to be replaced or we decide to expand. We envision that eventually there will be more flowers then grass!