Don’t Get Shrub Happy

by Jenny Peterson on April 19, 2012

in Garden Design,Garden FAIL

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?

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Desert Dweller / David C. April 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

Yikes…that looks like 2/3 of the houses here…one of everything, all improperly scaled, then sheared into submission. Less with more!

Steph@RamblingWren April 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we have neighbors that have a similar situation going on in front of their home, but with ivy under the shrubs. YIKES! We call it the Forungle (Forest/Jungle) Ha!

Kylee from Our Little Acre April 20, 2012 at 9:35 am


Scott Hokunson April 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

Are you sure that’s not a paintball course? ;-)

Teresa H. May 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

LOL, spot-on post. At least it is a place where shrubs go to live and not die I guess. Hilarious.

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