What the heck am I doing?

Dogs K is talking about growing Cottage Garden Mix, Alyssum, Marigolds, Nasturtium from Mid North

I’ve just been growing vegies over the pas year for the first time starting last summer and had limited success.  Now I decide to play here.  I look at the names and I have no idea what any of them are.  Also where am I going to plant them?  The soil is very clay like around the new houseand if I put it where I have the vegies, well no one will seet them besides me. (Not that its a bad thing)  Oh well nothing ventured, nothing gained and I am enjoying learning all about gardening so bring it on and lets se what we see.  Be looking forward to getting tips from other gardeners here so if nothing else, I end up with a nice looking garden bed.