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  •  Skohayes, that exactly like the one down the road (5+ / 0-)

    ... that i snatched a seed pod from!  It absolutely gorgeous, with that muscular base.  I was so tempted to try to grow one.  Then i consulted the Google and read horror story after horror story.  This is a much vilified vine. :)

    •  Oh yes, as stix mentioned above (6+ / 0-)

      the suckers are terrible and if you don't stay on top of it, it just takes over. There's one on my neighbor's side of the property that she's just let go and it grows up the telephone pole, and down the fence and about once a year I get a wild hair and hack it back to a semi-controllable state, but it just comes right back.
      That one in the picture is about 30 years old, according to my neighbor, and the base was trained around a clothesline pole that is made from 6 inch pipe.

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

      by skohayes on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 02:22:36 AM PST

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      •  Well, i was thinking i might just toss ... (5+ / 0-)

        ... the seed pod along a back yard trail and let nature decide.  But i was told even that was a risky move - pretty as it is, i didn't want it to swallow up the woods!

        It's a lot of work you put into keeping those vines in check.  No doubt, your hummingbirds and bees are very grateful.

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