I went out the other day to do some yard work and decided to clear out some of the overgrown brush that was behind my yard to gain a nice shaded area beneath some trees. As usual, nothing is ever as simple as it seems to be when you start a job. As I went along clearing out the unwanted brush. I came across some Picker bushes (which I absolutely hate), some poison ivy and some vine like weeds that actually grow to 3inch in diameter and sprawl through all of my Forsythia bushes that line the back yard. I hadn’t noticed before how overgrown this stuff had become. Trying to untangle these vines from the forsythia was a huge job. They had entangled and weaved all the way up each branch of the bush and were choking it to death and because they resembled the bushes and maybe my lack of being observant, they had gone unnoticed by me to the point that the forsythia bush was dying.