I'm very happy with how the front garden has filled in. Neither the magnolia nor the tea tree survived the move. I didn't really like the magnolia, but I really liked loved the tea tree. I was sad to see it go. None of the plants in this garden are anything special - most everything is a spreading or self-seeding perennial. That's fine for now until I have the funds for something more fun. In the meantime, it looks sooooo much better than grass.