The owner of our rental planted some shrubs and flowers years ago but they have been so small every spring/summer and haven't yielded much in the way of the "wow" factor. This year they are bigger and they look great and the colors just pop! Our old lilac tree in the backyard didn't bloom last year from what I remember and we thought it was dead. I was surprised to see it in full bloom this year and the smell fills the backyard! We also set up a bird feeder because a nearby tree has loads of tiny birds coming in and out of it and I would love to catch a glimpse of them closer.