Did you manage to get all the shrubs and heart shaped pond? I haven't checked your neighborhood in the last 2 days to see.
Also, When does Marge come about? I have been waiting for her since I started!
I do have all that stuff. I suppose I could just buy more and decorate, store it or sell it. I don't remember how long it took for Marge, but you're right, it did take forever. You could look online to see the order of the quests?