So one of the weird things is that once I start working on something, I'll either let it sit for like a decade, or I'll get it done in a weekend.
This is a spot that nothing has every grown all that well - except for the spreading liriope, and part of the reason why things don't grow well, I'm sure, is BECAUSE of the spreading liriope. So I made the decision to yank it all out as well as the rough leaf dogwood I never really liked. Which means now I get to think of something else to put there. I'm thinking Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum and a bunch of columbines.