Mama, I am so sorry.
I tried to trim my rhododendron myself. My bangs may have been a little crooked but my mother never left me with bald spots. They look so much worse in person.
I'm going to blame this on the fact that: 1. I have no idea what I'm doing and 2. there were SPIDERS THE SIZE OF KITTENS IN THESE.
It was terrifying. I'm betting right about now that my neighbor across the street wishes I had just left the arbor vitae in, so she wouldn't have to look at my house. I did mildly better on the mystery willow in the backyard.
It's harder than it looks!