We don't live in a very picturesque neighborhood, or a very cute house, but we make the best of what we have. I love watching people stop and do a double-take as they walk by. I figure if they're looking at plants, they're not noticing the shabby blue siding.
Best of all, aside from watering the whiskey barrel and the window boxes, the rest of it is pretty much on its own.
This self-sown bushy rudbeckia shows me how it's done. It chose that spot and has thrived.