Landscaping can take years to develop and fill in. The side of our house by the driveway (with pictures from 2020 and 2021) has shown the starkest improvement compared to when we moved in. (Before pictures are at the end of this post.)
First off, those Spring Irises....Wow!
The Irises were volunteer plants that came up along the drive. I just divided the plants which had survived years of neglect and replanted them. I also added three Varigated Willow Bushes that thrive here.
We moved two Hydrangeas from their position cramed against the front of the house to the side where they enjoy more space and shade. I've added Shasta Daisies and various shades of Coneflowers that get a little more sun along with shaded Creeping Murtle.
Above is a little white crab spider resting on a Coneflower blossom.
And, below, I couldn't show off our driveway with out sharing Mark, the Percheron, who is often in the paddock on the other side. He loves this shady spot and is obviously waiting for a carrot.