how does my garden grow?

how does my garden grow?

Hi, all. I'm new and wanted to introduce myself. I'm very new to gardening, as well as this community. I love plants and playing in the dirt, but my knowledge does not really extend beyond pulling weeds and digging holes. I live in Houston, TX with my dad and we recently got a a house together. Apart from planting some flowers and such for the front yard (Dad wants gardenias, I want some azaleas, Mexican heather and a few others.) I also want a bit of an herb garden. This is where I'm really lacking. I have no idea what'll grow in my area. We're definitely going to have basil and mint, I'm leaning toward some lavendar, agrimony, maybe some dogwood. Any in put on these? Any pointers where I could find some regional information? I'm also toying with the idea of putting in some honeysuckle, but I don't recall ever seeing it around. Is this a completely unrealistic idea? Help! Thanks, y'all!
1st time posting my room

1st time posting my room

Newbie with a question

Newbie with a question

watermelon question

watermelon question

Cactus ID

Cactus ID

Hello there domestic Divas.

Hello there domestic Divas.

Welcome to my abode… albeit not so humble.

Welcome to my abode… albeit not so humble.