We have a huge forsythia hedge that fronts the street in our yard. It grows where it wants and has to be trimmed back with a lot of aggression from time to time. But I like the fact that it is a wild looking plant. I am not one to want to tame bushes into topiaries and bonsai.
Give me the untamed look any day!
I also like walking past it especially this time of year. To me it is like a high rent condo for birds. The birdsong coming from that wild tangle of branches warms my heart even on cold spring mornings.
The other thing about this hedge that I really like is that I can cut the branches and bring them into the house. When I bring them in, they look rather bare and lifeless, but within a week, I have the most beautiful bouquet of yellow flowers and no one would even know that I took my scissors and had at that riotous bush that hides our house and, in the process, forced spring.