Sunday, August 16, 2009

Look who was NOT invited into my garden


Ugh.

Look who is trying to crash the party.

While taking my Bloom Day photos, I found these two little nasty clumps of poison ivy hiding under the society garlic.

Guess 1.) Kill Poison Ivy will be on my list tomorrow.


Who is trying to crash the party in your garden?

16 comments:

Caroline said...

Stink bugs! I saw a ginormous one today on an old dead hollyhock stock gone to seed. He flew away before I could knock him off and step on him. Darn those bugs and poison ivy!

Pam/Digging said...

That poison ivy is a real party crasher. She's in my garden too, and I keep putting off dealing with it. Not good. I must get on it tomorrow. It'll help knowing that you're doing battle too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That rotten poison ivy crashes into my garden every chance it gets. My DB is not allergic to it so I have to ask him to deal with it.

Janet said...

Death to the Ivy!!

Diana said...

Caroline -- I hate stink bugs, too. Ewww. Especially after their cousins brought down my veggie garden.

Pam -- Yes, I think I will go looking for it and a bottle of (something bad) which I mostly reserve for poison ivy since my DH is so very allergic.

Lisa -- we're the other way around. It doesn't seem to get me, or else I am better at seeing it. Discovered a big patch when visiting my neighbors the other day. It's like looking at one of the "Find it" books!

Janet - Yes - down with the ivy! And all its ilk! But I think that's the only one I have for now.

Rachel @ in bloom said...

The poison ivy likes to sneak into my garden, too, but I'm pretty good at pulling it out with a plastic bag and throwing it away.

Right now, it's the bermuda grass. Good lord, that's the only thing surviving this summer, and it's EVERYWHERE.

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

I had that guest last year and perhaps it's still lurking at the back fence. Most uninvited guest right now is the doggone heat. Oh yea, still have the fire ants too.

Diana said...

Rachel - Yes, Bermuda grass is the bane of my existence. No lie. I HATE it. It creeps into my beds and takes over.

Linda -- Oh yes, the fire ants. That goes without saying, doesn't it. I just hate it that we can't even step into our grass for more than a few minutes without threat of death!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

This is the first year I've had it in my garden. It is popping up all over the place, (front, side and back). I've wondered if the birds are dropping some kind of poison ivy seed or berry.

I'm highly allergic to it and I've been so afraid to touch it so it just keeps getting bigger! We've got to deal with it soon!

Do you pull it or spray it?

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Evil creeps! How dare they? Will you pull them with a grocery bag? Bermuda grass, Virginia creeper, honeysuckle I've tried to kill over and over. The list goes on and on.~~Dee

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Dogs.... they trampled all the hostas and the raspberry bushes, and they ate my petunias....

Frances said...

The same unwelcome guest as you have, Diana, that's who! As weeding is done, we will stumble upon a clump, or several, scream silently and must remember to take the clothes off in a certain order, not touching anything and put them directly into the washer. Then shower. I have a bucket of Mr. Clean water by the back door for a quick glove and tool clean, but if I have been crawling around on hands and knees, it is a long arduous process to clean everything and then hope for the best. Arghh!
Frances

Gail said...

The list is long! But PI seems to pop up in unexpected places. Of course...it 's only noticed after the ungloved hand grabs it! There's been some research that shows increased CO2 levels are making it grow bigger!


Gail

Diana said...

Robin - yes it is easier to deal with when it's small because there is less there that you might accidentally touch. I spray it and then I pull it!

Dee -- I just put on my gloves and pull it. I'm not as allergic as my DH, but I do spray it first so it goes down to the roots because it's so hard to get it all in this clay soil.

Sherry -- and I saw that in addition to the garden, those dogs trampled your desk! They're nuts, aren't they? My digger has stopped digging, so I have truly been blessed. Now she just eats the compost in my pots!

Frances -- Oh my. I do none of that, as it doesn't really bother me like it does my DH. If I had to go through all that rigamarole, I'd really hate it!

Gail -- Great -- we'll all be dead and gone and the cockroaches and the poison ivy will be having a party!

getgrounded said...

Diana, can you believe how great weeds and poison ivy grow in this drought? Crabgrass is invading my lawn for the first time ever. I suppose those things are the true Texas natives, yes? Be careful getting rid of that stuff!

Diana said...

Gettinggrounded -- I know -- the weeds seem to like the drought! It's crazy, isn't it?