How would you make this space perfect?
After getting my front walkway installed, I am ready to think about designing the garden it encompasses. There are certain elements in the space I don't think I will change, such as the position of the Japanese Maple and the Chamaecyperis behind the Berberis Thunbergii. Other than that, I am willing to start from scratch. I would also hate to move the cedrus deodara for fear of stressing it, though I recognize is too far back in the bed.
Here is a long view of the house. From April 30, 2010
Here is the garden in question. From April 30, 2010
Another point of view, sorry about the bad lighting. From April 30, 2010
The rest of my front gardens are a hodgepodge of shrubs and perennials without much form. I have lots of impulse buys that I plop down wherever I see some empty ground, and I'm happy with those spaces. But this garden I'd like to have more of an impact, so I'd really like to come up with a plan before I start plopping stuff down. If anyone has any advice, I'd be thrilled to hear it. Thank you in advance!