This is my redemption story #4.
When I moved into my house 10 years back, my two shrubs in my front yard looks gorgeous. They stood there like two green giant guardians and never get weary. Throughout time, they grew and grew and almost touch our gutter and block the light in my living room. In fear of they could damage the house eventually, we decided to give them a "hair cut". I got a trimmer and and start trim down leaves touch the house wall. To make the hair cut even, I ended up trimming from all sides and make the shrubs much smaller and give them some room to grown back.
Yet, the problem is, after the first ever "hair cut". They looks ugly now because the dried leaves inside were exposed when I trimmed the green leaves outside. I thought they would grow back quickly. But after waited for few months. They remained very ugly. Did I just kill them? Or I just need to give them some food so they can grow back and turn green again?
New Gardener Needs Redemption.