The property is almost 1 full acre (.9 to be exact), but 1/4 or so in back is woodland and I have areas in the open backyard for the berries, roses, and herb, bulbs, butterfly gardens. There are all scaped areas for easy management, and connected by paths going all around the yard. Later on, I want to build more paths through the wooded part and build borders along the perimeter of the yard. Since we have a lot of large oak trees, it is shady and finding plants is a challenge.
My house is situated in what we call the suburbs (sub-urban area). It is in a small town outside of several larger cities. It feels like the country because of the large and tree-shaded properties, but we're in city limits. Because of the wild green spaces, there are foxes and rabbits in abundance; squirrels and chipmunks play on the rock wall and fence and tease my dog to bonkers. , Nneighbors have seen deer, but so far they haven't hit my yard! With all the attractive plants, the bunnies are on the rise this year, and birds got the blueberries again. Every now and then, I'll see a fox. Too bad there aren't more of them.......
Interesting that you have columbines, too. We'll have to compare. They bloom from April to early June here. When it gets warm, they'll recede and the foilage browns a bit. That's great that you can keep your garden going with replacement plants. I haven't quite mastered that, yet. It is near impossible to get things going when the summer heat is on, so that means I have to start all plants as early in the season as possible, and find plants that bloom successively, combining perennials and annuals so that there is something going on every day of the growing season.