This will probably be one of the only times I get to say "I told you so" to my husband. SO I must relish the moment :) Here's the story... There was a plant in our front yard last spring that I really didn't like and so I asked him to tear it out but he didn't. Then all summer long it continued to grow and grow and grow. It took up almost one whole hillside in our front yard. At one point I remember saying "It's going to take over everything and kill the palm trees" I was really just trying to get him to take it out... So instead of taking it out he went and really pruned it back so it was back to its original size. This spring he decided he would tear it out for me and this is what he found... Yes it is as big as he is!