Mind you - The Hedge has grown quite a bit since then. Taller than me (I'm six foot two-ish), probably a good ten feet wide, obscuring half the neighbor's porch and most of the sidewalk in front of our homes. Sometimes at night, you could hear it growl ... hungry for morning glory vines and Doritos bags and brown-paper-wrapped Colt 45 containers fed by those passing by on their way from the liquor store down the street.
But by the end of the day Thursday - The Hedge was silenced. Forever.
Or was it?"The greatest trick the Hedge ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist ...
... and like that ... he's gone."
(Name the movie, kids!)