The space itself places some restrictions on what we can plant. Our house is a red brick ranch, so I think bushes with yellow, red, and white blossoms would look best. Also, in the back yard, a previous owner had installed an old USPS trailer to use as a storage unit. It's too heavy to move, so whatever landscaping we do also has to blend well with that—I'm thinking retro-, American-, and farm-inspired.
I'm finding that I like wild-looking deciduous bushes, and there are plenty of them around.
In the fall, these bushes are covered in orange berries—I love the color orange. Do you see the rock wall half covered by the hanging branches? I'm also finding that I like rock walls.
This tree might be too delicate for my space, but isn't it so pretty? The yellow flowers look like charms dangling from a bracelet.
I saw lots of squat, irregularly shaped bushes, and I think they'd look nice along the side of the driveway.
This bush has a bit of a wild side, doesn't it? It reminds me a little of Animal from the Muppets.
You also see a lot of grasses in Colorado yards—it's because they are native to the area (and therefore drought-resistant).
I was just rounding the corner to head home when I saw this hidden behind the branches of a large evergreen tree. It gives you the feeling of walking into a fairy tale.
See, you never know what you're going to find if you pay attention.