A few weeks ago, while Steph ran to The Home Depot (yes, THE Home Depot … it says so on the sign), the big guy got some help from the neighbor and his truck to pull out the sad, yet overgrown spruce out of the front peanut. When she got home and saw the immediate improvement, she wanted to keep progress moving. She convinced Chad to dig up a few of the lilies hiding their boulder. That was as far as they got, but it made a big difference in the curbside view. Steph’s goal for the fall is to clear out the rest of the peanut, move out the rock, reshape the peanut, and make sure it is all ready to plant in the spring. But here’s the problem… what shape do they make it? First, some visuals…
Before: (You can’t tell from this angle, but there is a big hole on the other side of the spruce. It was in sad shape.)
With the spruce gone:
And minus some lilies:
Every time they do front yard work, you can see more of me! Aren’t I something?!
Anyway, back to the peanut problem. The kids have been tossing around the idea of making the peanut into an oval and adding some new plants and mulch. BUT, Steph has also suggested cutting the peanut in half and only having a small circle of plants. They are leaning toward creeping phlox in front, Veronica behind the rock, and (if an oval) Geisha hostas. Let us all know what you think…
Circle with grass?
Or oval with hostas? (Please ignore the poor gimpshop editing!)
Inquiring minds want to know!