She saw yew and gasped out loud*.
Yew are really not much of a showstopper. Yew go unnoticed and fade into the backdrop. Yew are a dark green shrub and work in silence. Yew make the bones of the exterior space. Yew are the foundation, a foil to contain the seasonal sparklers. Your low-key profile and upright stature elevates the Garden space.
I used yew. Yew made an ugly chainlink fence disappear behind a wall of soft green needles.
*Wink to DS in Toronto on August 5, 2017