I wish I could show you a picture of what the west shade garden in our back yard looked like in April of last year. It was totally congested with Virginia creeper and Indian Strawberry. I mean, it was BAD! As you can see from the included pictures, we now have a nice combination of Vinca Minor and English Ivy. I inherited the care of the garden after Stephen unfortunately developed joint disease. He would rather do it, and I am glad to do it, but at 70 + years, I have to make my bendings, kneelings and pullings count. I think I have done that, and I am here to write about it.