Front Landscaping taking shape

It was finally warm enough that I got some shrubs for our front bed. Keep in mind it's still a work in progress but I'm happy with how it's coming along. There is a frost in the forecast so I'm waiting another week to get a few more things- a knockout rose which will go right by the entry, some lavender, and perhaps the strawberries (still debating this because of the deer, although I'm leaning towards just going for it since its so close to the house).

 Before



 Progress

The background bushes are wintergreen boxwoods, around the tree are crimson pygmies, and the tree itself is an emperor japanese maple. I'm really hoping it survives in this sunny spot because it's so pretty in person. Once the other plants go in I'll add mulch which I'm really excited about. All that mud keeps getting tracked on the walk and into the house from little toes :)