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  •  I like your artichokes (7+ / 0-)

    but fear your wisteria. I once took a break from garden work, came back the next day, and the wisteria had already wrapped a tendril around the handle of the hoe I'd set next to it.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:54:39 PM PDT

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    •  No way! That's hilarious. (6+ / 0-)

      I admit, I've been warned by more than one person.

      That clematis - I cut it back to the ground when I was doing some work on the house, because it was all over what I needed access to. It grew back the very next year. Some plants have a real will for life, while others can't be coaxed or bribed into even surviving.

      •  Oh, its true (3+ / 0-)

        But I love our 5 clematises and I'm happy to see them return every year.

        The wisteria also strangled to death a 15 foot high eucalypus planted by Ms. 2093 for the shiny leaves.

        Having lived in North Cal, I didn't care for the eucalypus myself (non-native, no berries, no critter habitat, burns hot in wildfires...)

        Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

        by 6412093 on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:21:16 PM PDT

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        •  Local Coromorants are killing their Eucs (1+ / 0-)
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          they have populated several Eucalyptus groves as roosting and nesting sites near the beaches, (and I have never seen that before)..but the foliage is gone on the branches, and the brush below is a ghostly white.

          This machine kills Fascists.

          by KenBee on Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:52:33 AM PDT

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          •  Much of Northern California (2+ / 0-)
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            is slowly eradicating the Eucalyptus, which were imported from Australia a century ago for lumber.  Either it was the wrong kind or the wrong climate, because the lumber split too badly for use.

            Then some of them died in the occasional frosts, providing tinder for the Great Fires that decimated the Oakland hills 20 years ago.

            Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

            by 6412093 on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:11:16 AM PDT

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