I've been in my urban lot since last June, and I've got a nice mix of natives, ornamentals, and edibles in already. I had an 8 acre sheep/duck/rabbit farm so this was a huge adjustment. I'm enjoying the challenge though. It was blank canvas aside from a few rose bushes and lawn. So far I've got hazelnuts, blueberries, bayberries, quince, and mulberry for trees/bushes. Willow, holly, azaleas added for privacy, windbreaks, color. Serviceberries and a sweet crabapple are also on the wish list for this year. Perennials so far: hosta, sochan, sorrel, strawberries, comfrey (it's funny on a perm. board the spell check tells me that word doesnt exist) , rosemary, sweet cecily, chives... You can make all of that look quite attractive! Good luck!