Our Silver Trumpet Tree is blooming and the flowers are showering our yard as the wind blows. It's really very pretty (as long as you can get past the cleanup of wilted brown flowers in a few weeks and then the brown pods a few weeks after that!). I think it's worth it, and such a pretty site to see when I come home from work!
Our mailbox got a few new plants around it as well.
The flowering plant we had next to the carport had seen better days so we fished it out and replaced it with a gardenia variety bush.