Winter when my deciduous trees lose their leaves my front yard is bleak, I asked at a local nursery what I could plant that would stay green and make my front yard look lively. A bush was suggested and I bought two thirty-five dollar plants labeled "Laurel". These have well established root systems and are guarenteed to live and grow. They are "Prunus lauracerasus, Otto Luyken" the shortest of the species that should not grow more than about five feet high. I could of course trim them to suit me and I am not known to be timid with my pruning shears. I saw plants like this at Tim's and wanted several out by the street to obscure traffic (which may take years). I have native plants that require very little water so I placed the new plants, which apparently do better when watered liberally, on the oppositie side of the cement walk where I could water as much as I chose. They are very pretty and have white blossoms. I can imagine them as full grown lovely "trees" about as tall as me.