OK, Brent. You asked for it!
Here is my project that I am gearing up for. In the next two weeks, my HOA is going to have the landscapers tear out these super ugly square-ish plants. (It is the kind of situation where the landscapers will take care of the plants until you remove them and plant something yourself, then after that the maintainance is up to you!)
We have lived here for a year and I'm finally ready to try it. First time home owner, first time gardener. Last year I started a back patio container garden as training wheels, now I'm gearing up to try the real thing!!
Let me get this pic posted, then I'll show you what I'm planning...