Without sounding too serious, let me just say you have every right to your hobbies and interests and people in your life need to respect that.
When my DH starts complaining about my gardening projects, I tell him to go fishing more and offer worms out of my compost piles and worm bin
Have no fear- I know, and that was part of my reason for giving my notice and trying to move, but my roommate loves having me there and really doesn't want me to move. His parents denied having an issue with having me there, so now it's a waiting game to see. I can't really address the issue without him getting caught in the middle, and i can't do that to him.
Yes, there are a few bags of soil outside, maybe a tomato cage or too, and a few 18 gallon bins with plants in them, but it's a home that's lived in like a home. My stuff isn't nearly as distracting as the house next door with all the kids toys in the yards. But, well, i guess we'll find out next season as to if it's still going to be a problem!
I guess the thing is, i want to expand- i want to have rain barrels, and a bigger garden, so i can plant more things- i would love to have some hens for eggs, etc. I just don't have the room to do this here- I'm hoping to find a place nearby my current where i can expand as much as I want, without having to worry!