Hello, we recently just bought this house a couple of months ago. I haven't identified the style of the house, but it almost reminds of some sort of a Tudor influence, but I am probably completely wrong about that. My husband and I love to garden and we are planning a vegetable garden for the backyard. That being said, I'm not opposed to sneaking some beautiful edibles in the front yard if appropriate. But I certainly don't have to at this point. The boxwoods are severely overgrown for my taste, and I'm thinking about cutting them back to the proper size (maybe half the current size?). The round shaped bushes I'm not even sure what to do with them, (I think they are some sort of related boxwood?) I'm thinking they need heavy pruning as well. The plant closest to the house in that little courtyard looking area is a crepe myrtle, and while I love crepe myrtles, I'm afraid that that one is too big/tall for the space that it's in. The bushes behind the crepe Myrtle are azaleas, and the bushes lining the walk up to the front door are also azaleas. I'm not a fan of azaleas except for the two weeks of blooming. I am hydrangea girl to the enth degree-at our last house I had over 20 hydrangeas around the backyard. But since the house faces east, I don't think that's going to be a possibility except for perhaps under the Crepe Myrtle. I had considered doing limelight hydrangea going up the walkway, but I know they get big, and I'm afraid I couldn't maintain them at a nice size, but I just don't know. Also not sure if hydrangeas go with the style of the house, since I haven't figured out what it is yet. The stump you can see kind of in the middle of the picture is where there was a huge round ball of a bush of some sort that looks terrible so we chopped it down. The rock wall obviously needs to be reworked and I plan on doing that. The yard is sloped, so I think it's going to be tricky. Anyway, I'm just curious for ideas or input. Like I said we really love to garden and I'm the type of person that could eventually fill my whole yard with plants and have little to no grass as long as it looks nice. I love herbs, and thought I could even plant some throughout there. Anyway, thanks for reading.