Hydrangeas, dogwoods, conifers and shade trees all have something in common. They will transform a landscape from ordinary to stimulating. Hydrangeas fill the yard with big vibrant blooms. When a dogwood blooms, the flowers flutter in the breezes. Shade trees cool a home in the hot months and break the wind in the winter months, while conifers stand supremely as the year round framework that all else is built around.