A cottage garden out front. I see loads of perennial flowers to draw bees and birds mixed in with herbs and annual vegetables (tomatoes, beans, squash, etc). Strawberries can provide edging, carrots and asparagus can provide small/medium height, beets and lettuce, medium.
Help color pop in your garden by planting matching blooms in large groups. More ways to add color to your garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/color-in-the-garden/?socsrc=bhgpin051413plantgroups=8