We live in an apartment and the new owner took it upon himself to remove any and all flowers, bushes, etc. around our buildings. So, right now, we have a lot of DIRT surrounding our buildings.
Oh, but he assures us this is "just one more thing I'm doing to improve the living conditions". Right. Because those flowers and bushes were just horrible. I hate having beautiful, blooming things surround me when I come home after a long day.
I swear that man is a recovering brain donor!