While I really wanted to dig up everything and start over, I just don't have the time or want to make the expense so I decided to just add to the existing L shaped bed.
January: I outlined the fill in shape and started looking into removing all that grass from the roots. The weather here has been so unpredictable that the good weekends I was busy and the weekends I had time for this the weather was horrible.
February: I hired a landscape guy to start, he came and removed all the grass for me. I thought I could take it from there. It was bitterly cold that day. Later on that month, I discovered a bag with about ten different varieties of daffodils I had not planted. So in a moment of desperation, I planted them in the bed on Feb 22 because I had no where to put them.
March: I planted a few perennials in between the bulbs and decided I really wanted a stone border. I also trimmed back the roses in the original L flower bed, removed 2 of 7 bushes and removed a lot of the "Mondo Grass"-- that had taken over the bed-- what a pain in the backside. I've decided not to ever plant the stuff again.
April: On the 1st, I had my landscape guy come back and add the stone around the edge. We also added a half yard of compost to amend the soil. Now it's starting to look like something. You'll be seeing lots of progress in the coming months...