All of us want to have a nice looking yard, and to look different. How about a yard...that feeds you?
Many plants produce edible parts and look pretty good too. Apricot, peach, and apple are all beautiful trees, as are bananas (although bananas will not grow fruit in the continental united states without the intervention of you and a plastic bag.)
If shrubs are more the need if your household, blueberry, cranberry, and gooseberry are all excellent choices.
If you'd prefer a small flowering plant in a little space, you can't go wrong with strawberries, and potatoes look pretty interesting too.
Aside from looking nice, if you can't get to the store for whatever reason (hurricane, civil collapse, car will not start), you can still get food. Also, it offsets carbon, since your food is in walking distance.