Our front garden is only small but it overlooks a lovely park so we get added greenery for free! It's very overgrown at the moment but that's ok. Actually it's just had an hour of us all out there pulling up weeds and plants that we don't like so it's less overgrown than it looks here! The said plants spread like mad and we spend at least half a day each year pulling up the bloody things.
Our Magnolia (?) flowered for the first time this year and it's very pretty. So far it has had 3 flowers but I'm hoping for more next year.
Also found in the garden was Mr Thistle who had managed to grow to a foot and a half! That's the trouble with letting your garden go a bit wild - thistles and dandelions thrive :)