For Mother's Day, Elliott gave our front yard a face lift. Well, more like plastic surgery.
Previously we had some awful looking blue junipers, and a hodgepodge of assorted shrubs and perennials. We replaced the junipers with some yews, and these wonderful dwarf Alberta Spruce (Christmas trees, as Emma calls them.) Then we put in some dwarf korean lilacs, and my two favorite perennials for Indiana,
Both of these will get quite a bit larger and really fill in the area, but still look neat and tidy.I added some stepping stones to make watering and pulling weeds easier, and plan to have each of the older 3 kids make stepping stones from the art kits I have seen around. Hopefully next year, when everything is grown in, we will have a nice little flower patch!