When we bought our old schoolhouse last summer, we were surprised to learn that they had planted no pollinating plants. I love perennials and can't wait to get some in the ground. If it was up to me I would plant (and may someday) perennials all around the front of the schoolhouse. This is what it looks like now--"flowerbeds" around the front of the home, but they only hold rocks.
I added a little (new from Target several years ago) Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel bucket to the the little red children's chair.
but today I am happy with the color and junk I have incorporated into my front yard landscaping.