No, it isn't a typo. I know I have mentioned MULTIPLE TIMES that I really hate the landscaping out front that the previous owners left me. It is entirely too many plants in one space and I hate rock. HATE. However, I know that I am stuck with it because removing all of that rock and digging out all of those mature plants sounds like time and energy that I don't have.
Here is one of the plants that I hate.
If I was in a movie, this would be Karate Kid. And when I met my arch nemesis, I would have some amazing karate skill learned from this tedious work given to me by Mr. Miyagi, along with words to live by. "Angela-san: Burn on. Burn off." Or maybe, "Woman who trim all burned parts off can accomplish anything."
Alas, this is real life, and I am pretty sure I don't have any new karate skills. Maybe, just maybe though, my plants will live. Below is half of one miserable yew, given the Miyagi treatment by me. Ha!