With the help of my wonderful niece, Arden, some horrible weedy shrubs were removed from my garden this March!
She and I dug out this nasty invasive privet (Ligustrum sinense), which I was initially considering keeping only because it is evergreen.
Arden also helped me remove this oddly placed Nandina (N. domestica) in my back yard, last photographed in the February snow.
Knowing it's also invasive, I'll confess that I replanted the stump along a chain-link fence to it use as a screen.
August knocked over a watering can and enjoyed the muddy mess that resulted in the hole we dug.
I took this other privet out a day later. There is still another monster-sized privet in the back yard which I am living with for the time being.
The front border looks much better without these big weeds and I now have more room for planting.
Thanks again, Arden!