The radical clearing out of my front yard is nearly done, with own root roses, glad bulbs, perennials and annuals going in, with all beds to be DEEPLY mulched. Roses that need the most winter chill will hug the north side of my home to shield them from the harsh south winter sun. I've increased my water use from the obsessively low levels of before to make this possible....the water use portion of my bill used to be single digit....this last one was $20.17, still FAR lower than water bills people tell me about. I'll start sharing pics once a few beds are completely done. One BIG change to my front yard with this new incarnation is that I will tuck food crops in between far more often, hot peppers and alliums in particular.