For the front, I wanted lots of color, and maybe something flowering. I probably should have done more research, but I got impulsive, and just picked up a couple of trees from the local Lowes.
First, a Yoshino Cherry. Now, I'd never planted a tree before, so here it goes...
Our soil is a mixture of sand and clay. Mostly clay.
The Cherry tree will eventually look like this (in Spring):
Also planted an Autumn Blaze Maple,
which will eventually look like this (in Fall):
For now, however, the trees are babies, and it kind of looks like we've planted sticks in our yard.