A while ago I wrote that I was in the process of chopping down a large, overgrown juniper bush at the front corner of my house. At that time I was about half way done, and I posted this picture.
After hacking away at it a bit at a time, the monster bush is finally gone. It would have been a much quicker job if I had used a chain saw, but, frankly, I'm afraid of chain saws. I used a pruner and a bow saw to cut the thicker branches. The stump which you see in the picture below has since been sawed off close to the ground. I am not going to dig out the roots since the gas line runs nearby.
The azalea, which still has a few blossoms, is no longer hemmed in by the juniper, and will have room to grow. I have to decide what sort of bush to plant in the big empty space. It will definitely be something smaller, and it will be planted farther away from the house. Any suggestions?