What a difference a tree makes! In my case, I opted to purchase four japanese maple trees. They were on a special at Lowe's and I've wanted one for a very long time. By the way, the ******** in the title can be: Drama; Beauty; Excitement; Variety; Panache; Joy, Mystery;...or any of innumerable adjectives! All to say, the change is great. I have not planted the trees as of now, I want to let them "grow on me" for a while, and I can move them around, experiment, get used to them, and place them in absolutely the best spots.