I have to say, Mr. Dazee does amazing work when it comes to landscaping. He never had any formal training but in the homes that we have owned, he has taken a piece of dirt and turned it into something that shines.
If people ask me what kind of flower that is, my response is, a red one. :)
Don't even ask me the names of plants and trees and such. Whether they are deer resistant or not (most aren't), and if they can stand the cold winters. He could tell you all that.
He has a gift. I'm going to show you how 2 summers ago our yard went from dirt to this year, WOW.
Take that HOA. You just don't rush a artist!