Hubby and I are not big fans of yard work. That, combined with the on-going drought, has led hubby to some design enhancements for our front yard.
Before (but after we pulled all the old plants out):
We still have plenty of flowers
for us, the hummingbirds and the bees.
Stephanotis that was originally in my mother's yard. My sister saved it, then passed it on to me when she became yard-less. The original vine is 28 years old and still thriving.