I was driving through my new neighborhood in South Austin and saw this:
No offense, my South Austin neighbor, but you got some work to do! I'm just perplexed by the plethora of shrubs here--it's like the owners had a goal of creating a shrub collection. I like shrubs, but I don't like a shrub enshrining my mailbox, obstructing views for car drivers and hiding my entire house. Home owners, plan your landscape carefully--have it enhance your house, use plants in proportion to your house and don't create a hiding place for burglars. 'Nuff said?