A robust hemlock and flame azalea in full flower
This Eastern hemlock and Rhododenron calendulaceum (in flower) have flourished in the side garden between our house and the neighbors.
We're flanked by a rental house on one side and a probably century-old brick apartment building on the other; we've been cleaning up and gardening on both sides (with the owners' blessings), with lots of native plants and others, since we first bought this house over 7 years ago.
It's amazing now to reflect on what a transformation that it's been so far.
That's the magic of gardening!