Houzz is the new way to design your home.
nice grouping with boulders.
This is pretty much what I'm thinking for the front of the house but maybe with stone or brick pillars for entry gate.
white hydrangeas with the japanese fountain grass...
Put a bird house in front.
Grasses and roses
plantings along walkway
check out the rest of the pictures
lattice, trellis, fountain and garden bed
maybe off patio to give a bit of shade for planned pond...