Kind of randomly, we decided to do some work on the front yard this summer. Here's what the house looked like when we bought it:
So we had the two freestanding laurel hedges removed, added some new rhododendron, hydrangea, a small Japanese maple and a ton of mulch and...voila!
One note: the three green plants on the left side are rhododendron--the middle is a red and the two bigger ones are white. Can't wait for them to bloom next year!