We also bought some Ceanothus also known as California lilac to bring some hardy fragrance, bees and birds to the yard.
Another tree shrub we bought was a Camellia – family of the tea tree, this strain blooms light pink semi-double petal flowers that look almost like a magnolia. Thus its name of magnoliaflora.
Finally, a magnolia that comes from China, known as Fragrant Cloud or Dan Xin. Not to be mistaken for a hybrid tea rose also called by the same name.
It is still very much a work in progress but I feel that we are slowly getting our garden to a comfy point that uniquely says us.
I even plan on keeping a plant journal so I remember what plants I have grown. It will also be a good place to stick those little name tags of the plants with care instructions.