Yesterday, Bradley dug the holes and I planted the trees! We are now the proud owners of 3 beautiful Thuja Green Giants. They are about 4-5 ft tall right now, but with a 3-5ft per year growth rate, hopefully they will be providing privacy before we know it. In the meantime, he suggested that we fill in with some annuals and maybe a planter or two. So I will start brainstorming that.
Besides doing something budget-busting on the hill in the backyard, all I really have left that I wanted to do was plug in some dwarf bushes in the front yard bed, which I am putting off until next fall. (Landscaping is expensive!)