I got to check out this space on my walk yesterday; finally.
I'll stand by Cormier on the paving stones and the gist of the design, given the space allotted.
I must say though..........the tree problem is worse than I imagined.
I went through and looked at them.
I would rate 4 as ''healthy'; 2 as 'fair' (a bit stressed but viable)..........the other....2/3 of all the trees are either dead or on death's door, and they aren't coming back.
Dead/dying Birch (most of them)
The planting bed isn't looking terrible..........but not great either.........
It's still early, and many of the plants are immature.
But it strikes me as a really odd mix of stuff. I can't ID a few of them.
The mini-trees in the planting beds are almost certainly a variety of Japanese Maple.
The 2 evergreen shrub species are a variety of yew and common juniper and both look happy.
The yellow flower, I think is some kind of brassica (mustard family), but I'm not sure which one.
The Hostas and the grass species also look fine.
I'll take a wait and see approach on the rest.
On the furniture..........the back rests aren't super comfortable. (for benches)