I have been thrilled with my front Welcome Garden this year. Everything is filling in and the little cuttings of dogwood shrubs I planted a couple years ago are finally looking like, well, shrubs instead of sticks! And when I walk down this path I really have a sense of being enclosed IN a garden.
That's sedum 'Autum Joy' in the bottom right corner, just starting to turn colour. Such a tough plant for being out at the drier, exposed edge of the yard.