The Russian Olive came out and at my request, tons of blue hydrangeas went in to fill in the space! Nothing says Eastern Long Island or New England to me like hydrangeas. We also added some planters on the front steps. With lots of rain this Spring/Summer, everything is in full bloom.
We also had another small area cleaned out. I don't have a "before" on this area, but lets just say it was overgrown and hideous. The landscape company chose butterfly bushes, verbena and an ornamental maple. We couldn't be happier.