I had my gardener planted my Camellia Japonica in the front yard. When our walnut tree fell down a little over a year ago, it knocked down several small bushy trees. I had this bald spot that exposed the neighbor's driveway for a while, but I think now the Camellia tree will fill in the space nicely!
Last year around January I planted these small bushes in the corner of my front yard along with two pink carnations.
Look how much the bushes have grown only after a year! The french lavender bush smells so good and it constantly has bees swarming around it.