Well, I'm completely lawnless in the front "yard" (do you still call it a yard?) now and the steps and walk are almost complete.
I think I'll really like it when it grows to maturity in a few years but for now it's a lot of cool plants surrounded by an ocean of fines, which is a new word I've learned--it's landscape-speak for tiny ground up rock. My fines are grey because I wanted to compliment the chocolate flagstone, not have a reddish rock that would dilute it visually. By the way, I don't know what those whitish blotches are on the flagstone but they are not really there, i.e., not part of the rock. It just must be something that hadn't been swept up reflecting light.
I like the way Scot did the two blocks of Japanese maples and plants between the driveway and new sidewalk; and there is a walkway between them from the drive to the sidewalk for getting out of the car, like a dock.
He did crepe myrtles, which I adore!, and plants on the land between the city sidewalk and the street to frame the house:
It's really hard to get the full effect in photos because I can't get it all in one photo large enough to really see anything in a blog-size photo.
I like the blooms on these Aussie guys; I have a lot of them scattered about in different bold colors.