We replaced our azaleas in front. We never really liked them but they were evergreen and low and easy. Then they got lacewing and that is hard to control. You have to use strong chemicals and be vigilant. So, now we have gardenias! It will take a while for them to fill out.
Our dogwoods are looking good this year. Some years they don't bloom well. The concrete looked pink this morning but you can't really see it in the photos.