Ninebark in need of pruning... BAD!
This is what the Ninebark that is growing next to my house looks like this year... very few leaves and it didn't bloom at all! When I bent a couple of the "dead" sticks they are green inside.. We're going to prune it back severely in the fall and hopefully it will come back like it was last year.
This first photo is what it looks like now:
This is what it looked like last year early summer: