The destruction of the shrubs is complete. I didn’t photograph it from the same spot I took the other photographs as you’d only see an ever higher pile of dying branches and roots, but here’s the proof:
Hooray! Still no idea when the garden plan will happen, so I guess it’s unlikely the garden will go in in early August as originally planned. I hate waiting and am quite impatient, so I’m doing a good job of letting this stress me out.