the weekend came and went…a little too fast.

October 25, 2021

my thoughts for today

a slug on the base of a Holly Tree trunk

This past week, I got busy trimming out some of my Holly Trees, Crepe Myrtle and Lilac bushes. Oh yeah, and yucca and my Oak that my boyfriend keeps mowing down. I don’t know how to keep him from mowing it down…and it seems like he really doesn’t care. “I won’t be able to enjoy it, so what does it matter…?” Yeah, he’s said that to me! Grrrr…even when I mow and go around it, the next time he mows he mows it down. I guess I’ll just have to see what it looks like come spring. If it’s growing, I’ll put something around it to hopefully keep him away from it. If not, I’ll put something else in its place. I think the two Holly’s I transplanted earlier this year didn’t survive so they will probably be gone as well. The root system seems strong, the same as the oak, so we shall see. Doesn’t look promising though…

Anyway, I got seven plants trimmed on one side of the driveway, with seven or eight more to go – I think! Something like that, anyway! I know the photos below aren’t the best, but at the time I had too many photos on my cell phone camera…and it starts to act up when there’s too much on it. Here in a little bit, I plan on transferring MORE photos and deleting what I can. Over the weekend I went from 4% RAM to 25%…so progress has been made.

Triangle Vine…

When I first found these berries, I thought they were beautyberries, but upon further research I found out they are an invasive vine. They are also called tearthumb…they have backwards facing thorns on the vine, which could do some damage when trying to pull it out or get rid of it.

Apparently, they grow so quickly that they got another nickname…the “Mile-a-minute weed”. It is closely related to knotweed, and grow up to six inches a day and continues to produce fruit/berries until frost kills it. The berries are eaten by birds, deer, and small mammals.

According to the U.S. Forest Guide, the mile a minute weed is edible and high in potassium. According to one website, the roots and vine are edible, but are slightly bitter and cyanogenetic (capable of producing cyanide…slightly poisonous). I’ll have to do more research on this plant, but from what I’m reading the only way to really get rid of it is to burn it. I guess I’ll be trimming it back and see what happens in the spring.

It looks like, I might have this vine growing everywhere… whenever I can, I pull on it and get rid of what I can, but it’s very delicate. All I can do is what I can when I can.

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When someone asks what I did over the weekend
I squint and ask, “Why, what did you hear??”

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“The one who plants trees, knowing that he or she will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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I’m just a girl
standing in front of Tuesday
asking it to be Friday

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“I was not born to be forced.
I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”

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stay safe
much love

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