The little grove
This area was initially planted with some river birch, a japanese maple, witch hazel and myrtle, and some Echinacea. Oaks, persimmons and blacklocust quickly volunteered themselves and are also happy. Working on grafting some of the oaks inside. The echinacea got shaded out after a few years, the japanese maple turned out to be a graft and the graft died so now it's a regular maple, much deformed by several attempts to cut it down.