My house came with mature landscaping and when we met the sellers at the closing meeting, the wife was kind enough to warm me not to pluck everything up as weeds, that there would be some perennial growths.
It has been an absolute joy to discover new things in the yard. Yellow lilies and a dogwood tree, for example, were a total surprise. Moving in late winter, there were no signs that I’d be getting yellow lilies and I didn’t think dogwoods- the NC state tree (Carolina girl here)- grew this far south. Not to mention they’re usually bare during winter.
Something that was and was not a surprise was the lovely hydrangeas. As there were little to no leaves on the bush, judging by the size and shape, we figured that’s what they were. The fun surprise was waiting to see what colors they’d be.