Best Topiary Tribute to Ralphie (2010)
1342 Cherry St.
The Pfitzer juniper is a vigorous evergreen that homeowners love to sculpt into amorphous lawn blobs and multi-balled bushalabras. The octogenarian homeowner of this tidy green Mediterranean-style bungalow on Cherry Street had a much more definitive topiary treatment in mind: a tribute to the beloved mascot of his alma mater. Ralphie the Buffalo was sculpted out of the shrubbery years ago and requires periodic "haircuts." The aging artist admits that he doesn't barber his bush quite as often as he used to, but even so, this bison looks buff.